Sunday, April 19, 2009

When I don't desire God: The Good News of Psalm 63

Glen Scrivener - When I don't desire the Lord... the King does: 
"I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Now be honest, doesn’t some part of you go “Really? Have I really beheld His power and glory? Really? Have I in the past and will I in the future praise Him so wholeheartedly? Really? As long as I live? Am I perjuring myself here??” But friend, read on to the final verse…
11 But the king will rejoice in God
These are the words of the king - the king on whose lips are the words of The King. And He has beheld the power and glory of the LORD in the ultimate sanctuary. He is the ultimate, white-hot Worshipper of God. These words are not a guide to human worship so much as a window onto divine worship. So what should be our response?

1 comment:

  1. hmmm, I didn't phrase that last sentence of your quotation very well. He IS our response! That's the whole point of vicarious worship. :)

    Thanks for the link.