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Light and Grace

Anchor Devotional - 04.22.13


"Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you."

(PSALM 63:3)

Psalm 63:1-8

It seems natural that a boy who grew up as a musician would become a psalm, or song, writer. Music and words gave David, described as “the sweet psalmist of Israel” (2 Samuel 23:1), the means to express the full range of all that he felt inside to a God who he knew heard and cared. There is a definite realness with no holds barred in his outpourings.

In the Psalms, we too find a full range of emotional expression and genuineness available for our conversations with the Lord. They mine feelings we might otherwise lack words for: praise and adoration for our Almighty God, the trust in Him we already have or hope to have more of, the joy we experience over His provision and answered prayers, the fears and anger we wrestle with, the relief of God’s steadiness as a refuge, the earnest supplication for help when we have no answers of our own. These prayer songs help us stay close to our God who infinitely loves us as we journey through our lives in the light and grace of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 63:1-8

Insight

"SURELY GOODNESS AND LOVE WILL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER."
(PSALM 23:6)

Read the Bible

  • Judges 7-8
  • Psalm 112
  • 1 Corinthians 1-2