Psalms 63* David's desire toward God. (1,2) His satisfaction in God.(3-6) His dependence upon God, and assurance of safety. (7-11)1,2 Early will I seek thee. The true Christian devotes to Godthe morning hour. He opens the eyes of his understanding withthose of his body, and awakes each morning to righteousness. Hearises with a thirst after those comforts which the world cannotgive, and has immediate recourse by prayer to the Fountain ofthe water of life. The true believer is convinced, that nothingin this sinful world can satisfy the wants and desires of hisimmortal soul; he expects his happiness from God, as hisportion. When faith and hope are most in exercise, the worldappears a weary desert, and the believer longs for the joys ofheaven, of which he has some foretastes in the ordinances of Godupon earth. 3-6 Even in affliction we need not want matter for praise. Whenthis is the regular frame of a believer's mind, he values theloving-kindness of God more than life. God's loving-kindness isour spiritual life, and that is better than temporal life. Wemust praise God with joyful lips; we must address ourselves tothe duties of religion with cheerfulness, and speak forth thepraises of God from a principle of holy joy. Praising lips mustbe joyful lips. David was in continual danger; care and fearheld his eyes waking, and gave him wearisome nights; but hecomforted himself with thoughts of God. The mercies of God, whencalled to mind in the night watches, support the soul, makingdarkness cheerful. How happy will be that last morning, when thebeliever, awaking up after the Divine likeness, shall besatisfied with all the fulness of God, and praise him withjoyful lips, where there is no night, and where sorrow andsighing flee away! 7-11 True Christians can, in some measure, and at some times,make use of the strong language of David, but too commonly oursouls cleave to the dust. Having committed ourselves to God, wemust be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. Thosethat follow hard after God, would soon fail, if God's right handdid not uphold them. It is he that strengthens us and comfortsus. The psalmist doubts not but that though now sowing in tears,he should reap in joy. Messiah the Prince shall rejoice in God;he is already entered into the joy set before him, and his glorywill be completed at his second coming. Blessed Lord, let ourdesire towards thee increase every hour; let our love be alwaysupon thee; let all our enjoyment be in thee, and all oursatisfaction from thee. Be thou all in all to us while we remainin the present wilderness state, and bring us home to theeverlasting enjoyment of thee for ever
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