Psalm Chapter 63 (KJV). My soul thirsts for you dear Lord.

Psalm Chapter 63 (KJV) (Unless otherwise stated all scriptures in this devotional are from the King James Version of the Bible-which is public domain!)

Context

David declares his need for the presence of God in his life. This psalm is a lament the speaks to his trust in God’s ultimate victory against murderous foes. The title of the psalm names David as its composer. The setting is a reflection on his time in the wilderness. It is uncertain whether the title points to when David was in the wilderness fleeing from Saul (1 Sam. 21 – 23), or from Absalom (2 Sam. 15:13– 30).

I thirst for you, oh God: Seek God day and night.

Verses 1-2 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; 

David declares his eagerness to be in God’s presence. He does not wait for the time to come. He goes to him as soon as his eyes open each day “early will I seek thee.” His soul is thirsty for the Lord. It feels as parched as we would feel on a hot summer’s day. He worked in the desert with the sheep, so he knew what it meant to thirst. Therefore, he could compare that with the spiritual thirst that he was experiencing. Have you ever taken a walk on a hot summer’s day? Reached for your water bottle in the middle of that walk only to realize that you have forgotten it? What does your body feel like? That is how David feels. He says, “Now that I am in your presence, I am so satisfied.”

In the middle of his turmoil, David chooses to worship God.  No matter what we are going through, we must measure it up against the yardstick that states what the Lord means to us. Because He is our Holy, Lord God Almighty, and we worship Him.

Know that nothing can touch you without his expressed approval. David experienced God’s presence, and his thirsty soul is quenched as the cool, calm, and refreshing waters of the Holy Spirit fills his spiritual corpuscles. He confirms that in his holy word.  David said that as long as he lives, he will worship his God. In short, he would rather die than live a life without being in God’s presence. Christians are directed to hunger and thirst after the living waters that flow from Jesus Christ.  John 7:37-38  (KJV) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 

I have protection under the shadow of your wings.

Verses 6- 8  ( See also  Deut. 4:4; 10:20; 13:4 ).

Seek God day and night.

For some of us, the best time for us to go before God is when we are contemplating what has happened in our day. May even do it when we are thinking about what will happen in our day. We cannot forget to thank him for who he is to us and what he has done for us. We are his spiritual chicks, and He protects us under his wings. The metaphor of the protective wings of God is used in several psalms (Psalm 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4 ). His right hand depicts the power that he uses to protect his children. The right hand also represents Jesus Christ!

Vereses -10 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. David talks about the vanquishing of his enemies. Eph. 4:9 describes where the dead will go. The devil send people to seek after out souls. Don’t forget that my friends. If the spirit of God rules our hearts and minds, we are saved and will spend eternity in heaven. However, if the flesh rules, spurned on by the influence of the devil, the man is headed for an eternity in hell. David knows this information that is why he wrote this verse.. 10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. Anyone who opposes God’s appointed servants in battle will die. See Ezekiel chapter 39.Furthermore, scavengers will eat their bodies (see Psalm 53:5). 11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory:

 Deut. 6:13; 10:20; 1 Kings 8:31; Jer. 12:16 Swearing by his name is not figurative. It is literal. The Mosaic law required the Israelites to swear to worship and glorify only him. “. . . but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.”  Remember friends that our enemy is the devil. He has been defeated by Jesus Christ. He is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44  (KJV) “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.” Any person who is a habitual liar is speaking like their father “the devil.” If just about everything that they state is a lie, then they cannot be of God. The enemy has already been stopped by Christ. When he returns, he will be sealed in his eternal tomb. Revelation 20 verse 10 reminds us that “… the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Sing praises, today, friends. Allow the Holy Spirit to renew your spirit each day. Drink of the water from the well that never runs dry.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that you will fill up our cup to the very rim and even after it has overflowed. It is in your presence that we find joy and peace. Thank you for the cool refreshment of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for your love for me that is better than this life that I live- Selah. Song  The way The truth and the life.

 

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