Psalm 63 captivates the heart with its depiction of a soul in earnest search for God. Likely composed by David during a time of hardship, possibly while in the wilderness, the psalm uncovers the profound thirst for the divine, likening it to a parched land in need of water. As the psalm progresses, it transitions from a deep sense of yearning to a tone of comfort and assurance. David recalls God's love and protection, finding solace in the memories of God's past deeds. Through the ups and downs of life, the psalmist finds ultimate satisfaction in God's steadfast love, singing praises and resting securely under the shelter of His wings. The psalm thus becomes a powerful anthem for anyone seeking to elevate their relationship with God above all earthly desires.

Psalms 63

1  (A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.) O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

2  To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

3  Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

4  Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

5  My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

6  When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

7  Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

8  My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

9  But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

10  They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

11  But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

End of Psalms 63

1 Year Plan:  Jun 3 - 2 Kgs 14, 2 Kgs 15,  Ps 63, Ps 64

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