BOOK BY BOOK #33: PSALMS 43-63

As we forward march on our journey through the Psalms we continue to see all of the great themes of the Word of God unfolding within the songs of these psalmists (mostly David). Take a moment and reread/highlight your 3 or 4 favorite Psalms thus far.

Both Burnadette and I have identified about 20 Psalms through the years that are our heart companions in our journey together. In essence it is because they speak most to each of our hearts.

David lived a relatable life. In the midst of his imperfections, David the shepherd maintains his connection with God, even though David the King lives a roller-coaster experience. You may wish to begin this section with Psalm 63 and move backward as you read.

It is one of the beautiful things about the Psalms – each one stands independently, each with their own insight on what it means to know God.

Life is filled with seasons and the winters can seem long. The Psalms refresh us and fill us with perspective.

PSALM 63
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
In this way I have seen You in Your supreme holiness, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise You. 

So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with the deepest best of the best, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. 

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me. 

But those who seek my life to destroy it, will go into the depths of the earth.
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; they will be a prey for foxes.
But the king will rejoice in God and everyone who swears by Him will glory,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.

Selah!

I wrote this song/psalm once

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