Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I desire beside you.…
I. THEY EXPRESS A CONSCIOUS NECESSITY WHICH GOD ALONE IS ABLE TO MEET. "Lord, to whom shall we go?" God alone can meet the varied needs of our nature.
II. STRONG AND ABSORBING LOVE FOR GOD. This no hireling love for what it gets, but love for the giver, for the Lord Himself. And it need not come into collision with the love of our earthly friends. If we put the love of man first, all is wrong: but put the love of Christ first, and then all is right.
(E. Garbett, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
WEB: Who do I have in heaven? There is no one on earth who I desire besides you.