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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Psalms 63

Verses 1-11

Psalms 63:0

Psalms 63:1-19.63.6 A Description of the Total Man Worshiping God - Psalms 63:2-19.63.6 describes a person totally given to worship. He worships God with his heart (Psalms 63:1), eyes (Psalms 63:2), his lips (Psalms 63:3), his hands (Psalms 63:4), his soul (Psalms 63:5), his mouth (Psalms 63:5) and with his mind (Psalms 63:6).

Psalms 63:1 (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;

Psalms 63:1 “O God, thou art my God” Comments - We must experience God as “our God,” on a personal level, before we understand how good He is to us as His dear children.

Psalms 63:1 “early will I seek thee” Comments - We must seek God first above all else.

Psalms 63:1 “my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is” Comments - The things of this world seem empty and unable to satisfy our souls after we encounter the presence of God. Only those who have experienced the presence of God (Psalms 63:2 a) know how dry the things of this world compare to His glory.

Psalms 63:1 Comments - This psalm of David in exile in the wilderness uses descriptions from this arid land to figuratively describe his inner struggles.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 63". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-63.html. 2013.