1. Written when David was in the wilderness of Judea, Psalm 63 expresses some of the deepest feelings of love for the Lord in the entire book.
2. Verse 1 can be translated, “I will seek you in the morning,” but the emphasis seems to be more on the intent of David’s search for God than on the time of day of that search.
3. When viewed in the context of a wilderness, David’s words in verse 1 take on an even deeper meaning. David truly was searching for God in the wilderness, and thirsted for God more than even for water.
4. Verse 4 expresses how we should feel about God’s promises and attributes. David says that God’s lovingkindness was “better than life.” It is, surely, of more value.
5. In verse 5, David expresses that his relationship with God is more satisfying than even the food contained on a king’s banquet table. Being in a covenant relationship with God should satisfy us even more than those things that sustain our physical life.
6. As David ends each day, he thinks (meditates) about what God can and does do. He thinks about God’s help, protection and encouragement (verses 6-8). As my day closes, do I think about those things, or “what went wrong today”?
7. This psalm stands in contrast to many others when David was in distress. Many other psalms spend the majority of their words talking about the problem, then turn to God’s protection and other attributes. Psalm 63, however, spends a vast majority of the poem praising God, then for just two verses, turns to the problem (verses 9-10).
8. No matter the outcome of this problem, David will rejoice, because he knows God. Can I do no less?