Psalm 63 – Joy in the Fellowship of God
At Psalm 63 we find the fleeing David wandering the wilderness of Judah (see 1 Samuel 22). He is fleeing from Saul and much has been set against him. And yet, in the midst of his trials, hear him sing:
1 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
6 When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
7 Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
For the pursued and not-yet-king David, it matters not what is set against him. God’s glory shall be his pursuit.
9 But those who seek my life, 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 jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.
Let us pray.
Dear Lord and heavenly Father,
Blessed be Your holy name. In the midst of our trials, may it be Your glory that we seek. So it was for Your Son, David’s descendant, when He lived amongst us. So shall it be for me, as the Holy Spirit continues His sanctifying efforts based upon the justifying work of Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord. In His name, Amen.
Blessings to you!