Psalms Chapter 63
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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;
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 63 Bible commentary...
David's desire toward God. (1,2) His satisfaction in God. (3-6) His dependence upon God, and assurance of safety. (7-11)
1,2 Early will I seek thee. The true Christian devotes to God the morning hour. He opens the eyes of his understanding with those of his body, and awakes each morning to righteousness. He arises with a thirst after those comforts which the world cannot give, and has immediate recourse by prayer to the Fountain of the water of life. The true believer is convinced, that nothing in this sinful world can satisfy the wants and desires of his immortal soul; he expects his happiness from God, as his portion. When faith and hope are most in exercise, the world appears a weary desert, and the believer longs for the joys of heaven, of which he has some foretastes in the ordinances of God upon earth.
3-6 Even in affliction we need not want matter for praise. When this is the regular frame of a believer's mind, he values the loving-kindness of God more than life. God's loving-kindness is our spiritual life, and that is better than temporal life. We must praise God with joyful lips; we must address ourselves to the duties of religion with cheerfulness, and speak forth the praises of God from a principle of holy joy. Praising lips must be joyful lips. David was in continual danger; care and fear held his eyes waking, and gave him wearisome nights; but he comforted himself with thoughts of God. The mercies of God, when called to mind in the night watches, support the soul, making darkness cheerful. How happy will be that last morning, when the believer, awaking up after the Divine likeness, shall be satisfied with all the fulness of God, and praise him with joyful lips, where there is no night, and where sorrow and sighing flee away!
7-11 True Christians can, in some measure, and at some times, make use of the strong language of David, but too commonly our souls cleave to the dust. Having committed ourselves to God, we must be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. Those that follow hard after God, would soon fail, if God's right hand did not uphold them. It is he that strengthens us and comforts us. The psalmist doubts not but that though now sowing in tears, he should reap in joy. Messiah the Prince shall rejoice in God; he is already entered into the joy set before him, and his glory will be completed at his second coming. Blessed Lord, let our desire towards thee increase every hour; let our love be always upon thee; let all our enjoyment be in thee, and all our satisfaction from thee. Be thou all in all to us while we remain in the present wilderness state, and bring us home to the everlasting enjoyment of thee for ever.
Mas's Psalms Chapter 63 comment on 3/17/2013, 5:09am...
That section says:
“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.”
There can be 2 meanings for the expression “a portion for foxes”:
Either seeing one’s enemies killed by the sword in the battle fields and their carcasses become meat for foxes.
Or God judgment (the word of God is a two-edged sword) standing against them, they are exposed to attacks from the devil (wolves, foxes, roaring lions, etc..).
God bless you.
Marcus's Psalms Chapter 63 comment on 3/16/2013, 5:25pm...
What is meant by "a portion for foxes"?
Carol's Psalms Chapter 63 comment about verse 5 on 1/08/2013, 12:50pm...
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Mel's Psalms Chapter 63 comment on 11/05/2012, 12:47pm...
I am reading from the new King James version and in my view it says to me that my soul thirsts for God and my flesh longs for him. My mouth shall sing praises unto you because you have been my help and my salvation. My soul follows closely behind Him and His right hand upholds me.
Okpara divine's Psalms Chapter 63 comment on 7/19/2012, 2:56am...
as you are reading this psalm 63 your soul we be hunger for the word of God..
Shonteca's Psalms Chapter 63 comment on 7/18/2012, 4:35pm...
what could i say me personally use to go days without giving God any sort of recognition and God still have be alive today and i thank God that he open up my eyes that without him Im nothing my living is in vain the devil only attacking you because he know the great gift God has for you and how special you are in God sight and he trys he hardest to take tthat away from us Im saying to you dont let him .
HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 63 comment on 6/03/2012, 6:37am...
HOW many times should i have been dead.I really didnt give JESUS recognition at most of these times,but HE was there.IN HIS HANDS OF PROTECTION and umbrella of HIS WINGS was where i was at and didnt even acknowledge HIM.NOW i do to the best of my limited abilities.THANK YOU JESUS!
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