Have you ever felt deeply satisfied after enjoying a meal that you love?
Have you found yourself eating slowly while savoring your favorite food,
thinking about each bite and fully tasting it?
In Psalm 63, David talks about how God satisfies us even more than good
food does. David writes, I have beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you I will
be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth
will praise you (verses 2-5). When we experience the power, glory, and
love of God, we praise Him because of who He is and all that He has done
What do you enjoy eating the most? A large dish of pasta? Ice cream piled
into a cone? The food we eat can be enjoyable while we’re eating it and
leave us feeling happy when we’re done with it. It can leave us feeling
full and content. What God offers us is even better. His love for usand
the way He is there for us and looking out for uscan leave us feeling
safe, secure, and satisfied.
God demonstrated His power, His glory, and His better-than-life love when
Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that we could be with Him
forever. As Christians, we can know that God is with us, and we can look
forward to the day Jesus will return bodily to earth and we will be fully
satisfied in His glorious presence. In the meantime, God makes sure we have
what we need to get through each day. He helps us find peace when
everything in our lives is falling apart. He gives us someone to talk to
when we are nervous or scared. He is there for us during the day and all
through the night. He invites us to know Him personally through Jesus, and
when we follow Him, we find a fulfilling life (John 10:10). He satisfies us
like the richest and tastiest food. Emily Acker
What are some of your favorite foods? In Psalm 63, why do you think David
compares the satisfaction of eating good food to the way that God satisfies
When our lives are falling apart (like David’s was when he wrote Psalm
63) why is it important for us to take time to remember God’s power, glory,
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips
my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:5 (NIV)