Psalm 63 & 64: God Of Remembrance
Verse of the Day: (63:6) When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
1. God Of Remembrance (63:1-7)
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. (63:7)
In the early days of David’s life, especially the time when he was in the wilderness hiding from King Saul who was after his life as Saul refused to acknowledge him as the next King. David was sad as he loved God, as well as Israel and even Saul, and this was why he slayed Goliath, the Philistine giant, by faith in God. (1 Samuel 17-31) However, God encouraged David each night he remembered and meditated on Him. Throughout David’s life, God helped him and put him under the shadow of His wings as he remembered and rejoiced in Him. This was also the case for Timothy, as he remembered God who stirred his heart of the necessity of preaching the Gospel amid intense persecution and fear. Let us remember God amid all our sufferings, knowing that one day, we shall have a perfect body without suffering, as we shall be with Him in His eternal heaven. (2 Timothy 1:1-7)
2. God Of Rejoicing (63:8-11)
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. (63:11)
Though David was yet to be the king, God encouraged and inspired him to write this double prophesy that he shall soon rejoice as the next king replacing Saul, and that one day, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, shall rejoice as He shall come as the King of kings to reign on the new heaven and earth. This was what kept David going as he kept hiding from King Saul, though on two occasions he had the golden opportunities to slay Saul, yet he did not touch God’s anointed, as he knew that vengeance belonged to God. Apostle Paul also encouraged the Christians those days, and even today, that all our sufferings for Christ’s sake are worthwhile, because one day, we shall receive the crown of rejoicing from God in His glorious heaven. Let us therefore rejoice in God as we know that one day, He shall bless us with His crowns and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2:13-20)
3. God Of Righteousness (64:1-10)
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory. (64:10)
In all of David’s sufferings for God, he faithfully endured to the finishing line knowing that God shall give the crown of righteousness to him and all who kept their faith in Him. Indeed, let us preach the Gospel and endure sufferings for Christ’s sake, as one day, He shall bless us with the crown of righteousness in His home in heaven. (2 Timothy 4:1-8)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to remember and rejoice in You amid life challenges.