Tehillim / Psalms 63, Part 1, Thirsting for the Lord in Heaven

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 63:1-11, the psalm opens saying, א   מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד בִּהְיוֹתוֹ בְּמִדְבַּר יְהוּדָה:  A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. (NASB)  What was David doing in the wilderness in Judah?  David begins his Psalm with a discussion on the soul that thirsts for the Lord.  It could be a reference to the way Israel thirsted during their wilderness journey, they thirsted both for water and for the Lord God Almighty, ב   אֱלֹהִים | אֵלִי אַתָּה אֲשַׁחֲרֶךָּ צָמְאָה לְךָ | נַפְשִׁי כָּמַהּ לְךָ בְשָֹרִי בְּאֶרֶץ-צִיָּה וְעָיֵף בְּלִי-מָיִם: ג   כֵּן בַּקֹּדֶשׁ חֲזִיתִיךָ לִרְאוֹת עֻזְּךָ וּכְבוֹדֶךָ:  63:1 O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. 63:2 Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. (NASB)  Note how he parallels the flesh that thirsts for water to the soul that thirsts for the glory of God, to see the Lord in His Sanctuary. Read More Here: Tehillim 63-Part1

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