A Psalm of Thirst for the Lord (Psalm #63)

Text: Psalm 63

Thirst for the Lord (vss 1-4)

  • …my soul… (vs 1)
  • Desire is like thirst
  • It’s personal – my God…
  • Seek early
    • Early in life
    • Early in decisions
    • Early in the day
  • Seek God’s power
  • Seek God’s glory
    • Exodus 33:18-19 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
    • Fall short of the glory of God…
  • Because… (vss 3-4)
    • Just like when your thirsty and a dry parched mouth touches water and it’s so refreshing. So it is when David’s mouth touches the praise of the Lord, his soul is refreshed to praise the Lord.
    • Reason for praise is lovingkindness
      • It lasts longer
      • It guarantees a happy eternity
      • Resolution of praise is a decision, not a personality trait or a specific calling.

Satisfied in the Lord (vss 5-7)

  • My soul… (vs 5)
  • Filled with goodness
    • Satisfied soul.
    • John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  
    • Compared to the vexed soul of Lot.
  • Filled by meditation.
    • In order for water to be satisfying I have to take it in. In order for the Lord to be satisfying I have to take in his words.
  • Filling that has been experienced – because thou hast been my help…

Following the Lord (vss 8-11)

  • My soul… (vs 8)
  • Follow closely – followeth hard after thee… (stay close)
  • Follow with God’s help – thy right hand upholdeth me. (with the Lord’s help)
  • Follow to the end in joy – the king shall rejoice in thee… (don’t quit before you get there)