“Because your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You” (Psalm 63:3).
The Psalmist David is in the wilderness of Judah when he makes this declaration about God and his devotion to Him. He is far away from the comforts of home and from the tools of worship as he remembers God, but his isolation doesn’t cause him to forget God.
Having just expressed his deepest feelings to God, saying his soul thirsts for Him and his flesh longs for Him, he moves into this unusual expression about a reason for his praise of God: God’s lovingkindness. He describes it as something greater than life itself.
David teaches us that, regardless of where we are or what circumstance we might find ourselves in, true faith will not allow us to forget God nor the spiritual principles that are a part of the fabric of every serious child of God.