In Psalm 17 David prayed that God would deal with some of the people surrounding his life. People that were causing him some real problems. One summarizing statement describing this group of enemies can be found in verse 14:

"O Lord, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life."

How easily all of us are prone to get focused on, pursue, become envious of, such temporary things. These other men gave into the temptation to live their lives based solely on the temporary and fleeting rewards of this life.

The cry of David's heart reveals a way to counteract this common temptation...Verse 15:
"I will be satisfied with the seeing of your likeness."

When we get a glimpse of our Father....our view towards everything else is radically adjusted.

Suddenly our souls can be at rest. Striving, competition, envy, rivalry, shortsightedness... all lesser ambitions are displaced with legitimate satisfaction deep within our souls.