Psalm 63:4-8

Psalm 63:4-8 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 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.

This is a Psalm of King David as he is in the wilderness of Judah. David is showing his deepest devotion and intense love for God. The phrase “I will lift up my hands in Your name” is an Old Testament action representing the person’s willingness to pray and the respect of being in the presence of God. David uses also the term “My soul will be satisfied as with marrow and fatness” is a metaphor to compare the spiritual and emotional satisfaction of being in the presence of God. Yet what I love most about this passage is the last verse “My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me” is the truth that we see about King David and that is his trust and devotion to God. King David was know as a man after God’s own heart. King David knew that all he had and all he had done was only possible through God Himself. Pastor Tom

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