Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I blessed thee while I live: I will lift up my hands to thy name. (Psalm 63:3 & 4)
"Thy lovingkindness is better than life." What a most powerful statement for the psalmist David to have recorded; fully knowing that you and I would be reading these Scriptures as God's word today. Paramount to say the least. David wrote this Psalm while he was in the wilderness and concluded there is something better than our life; God's lovingkindness! Not only does David confirm that he experienced its' existence, but also affirms how to navigate to its origin; praise, blessing his great name and the lifting up of hands. Can you imagine that!
You and I only have one life to live. Most valuable to say the least. This life of ours is being spent one day at a time. How quickly they add up to years and then a lifetime. However, along life's journey, a continual flow of living waters can be had. In Hebrew the word lovingkindness means favor, merciful, pity, reproof on occasion or better put In one word, Jesus!
Beloved, we have a lot to thank Father God for at this Thanksgiving Holiday, especially his lovingkindness. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder