(11 verses, 1:12 to read)
What I am about to READ
- Psalm 63 is a beautiful prayer of David when he fled into the wilderness of Judah.
- All 11 verses of the Psalm are of an individual prayer. The Psalm can be divided into five stanzas:
1-2, David’s longing for the joy of the temple.
3-5, Hopeful worship of the Lord even in exile.
6-8, David’s meditation and joy, even in exile.
9-10, Confidence that enemies will be destroyed.
11, The end of the believers and the unbelievers described.
- This is a Psalm of great confidence in the Lord’s name.
- Verse two shows the strong connection between King David’s piety and the temple. David knew the temple was the house of the Lord, and he longed for the Lord’s sanctuary.
- The image of a hen protecting her chicks again appears here, “In the shadow of your Your wings I will rejoice,” (7).
- There are a number of beautiful verses to meditate on in this text, but verse three is particularly profound: “Your lovingkindness is better than life, therefore my lips shall praise You.”