Devotional Thought for Today – 12/03/2020

The God of My Satisfaction, Psalm 63 – Emmanuel Free Church


CONTEXT: In Ps 63:1-8 verses the writer expresses his holy desires after God, and his confidence in him, and then in Ps 63:9-11 remaining three verses he prophesies the overthrow of all his enemies. This Psalm is peculiarly suitable for the bed of sickness, or in any constrained absence from public worship. – C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David

What is it that satisfies you? That first sip of coffee in the morning, the way you spouse looks at you in that special way, a hot shower after a hard days work? There are a lot of things in the world that bring temporary satisfaction to us and most of them are harmless in and of themselves as long as we remember a few principle found in this Psalm of David: 

v.1 O God, You are my God; with deepest longing I will seek You;  David makes it clear that the “thing” he longs for most, is God, for nothing else no “worldly” item can compare. 

v.5 My [b]soul [my life, my very self] is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,  David will be satisfied with what God provides.  Here the inference is to Spiritual not materialistic things David is says I will be happy with the Spiritual over the material. 

v.8 My [c]soul [my life, my very self] clings to You; David will no matter the circumstance cling, that is hold fast in Faith to God. We are to walk as one with God. 

See the final verse; it poses todays question Where are you seeking your Satisfaction? 

v.11 Everyone who swears by Him [honoring the true God, acknowledging His authority and majesty] will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.   C.H. Spurgeon comments: But the king shall rejoice in God. Usurpers shall fade, but he shall flourish; and his prosperity shall be publicly acknowledged as the gift of God. The Lord’s anointed shall not fail to offer his joyful thanksgiving: his well established throne shall own the superior lordship of the King of kings; his rejoicing shall be alone in God. When his subjects sing, “Io triumphe, “he will bid them chant, “Te Deum.” Every one that sweareth by him shall glory. His faithful followers shall have occasion for triumph; they shall never need to blush for the oath of their allegiance. Or, “swearing by him, “may signify adherence to God, and worship paid to him. The heathen swore by their gods, and the Israelite called Jehovah to witness to his asseveration; those, therefore, who owned the Lord as their God should have reason to glory when he proved himself the defender of the king’s righteous cause, and the destroyer of traitors. But the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. And the sooner the better. If shame will not do it, nor fear, nor reason, then let them be stopped with the sexton’s shovelful of earth; for a liar is a human devil, he is the curse of men, and accursed of God, who has comprehensively said, “all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.” See the difference between the mouth that praises God, and the mouth that forges lies: the first shall never be stopped, but shall sing on for ever; the second shall be made speechless at the bar of God. O Lord, we seek thee and thy truth; deliver us from all malice and slander, and reveal to us thine own self, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

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