Reading the Word
Psalm 63:1–4 (ESV)
1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
Understanding and Applying the Word
Have you ever been thirsty? Really thirsty? I have seen movies where people are trapped in the desert for days on end without water. They quickly become parched and their lips become dry and cracked. This is the type of thirst that is described in Psalm 63 where David speaks of being “in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
It is amazing to hear David’s words as he compares his desire for God as being like the thirst of one trapped in the desert with no water. He then goes on to say that God’s love is better than life and because God is so great David will never cease to praise Him.
May we desire God’s presence in our lives as David did. May we see God’s love towards us as the most important thing we can have. And may we spend our lives telling of His glory as we praise Him.