in the sanctuary have I had vision of thee in seeing thy might and glory. Psalm 63:2 (LEB) We behold a table sanctified with the Word of God and prayer, and covered with memorials of the body and blood of the Lord. Psalm 63:2 (DBY) He can, and does, say, “I sat under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste.”, 4. 1871-8. These, often wanting. A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. The historical occasion referred to by the title was probably during Absalom's rebellion (compare 2 Samuel 15:23 2 Samuel 15:28 , 16:2 ). But they can and do. To see your power and your glory, as I have seen you in the holy place. So I look for you in the holy place to see your power and your glory. "Commentary on Psalms 63:2". So I gaze on You in the sanctuary to see Your strength and Your glory. As Paul himself stated it, "I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course ... to testify the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24). Yes, but the more we have of God the more we desire. I have seen you in the Temple and have seen your strength and glory. Nothing can so well express what occurs in such a scene as the words "power" and "glory;" nothing shows more certainly the power of God than that influence which bows down haughty sinners, and makes them humble; which produces a deep stillness and awe in the assembled multitudes; which extorts the cry, "Men and brethren, what must we do to be saved?" Be thou all in all to us while we remain in the present wilderness state, and bring us home to the everlasting enjoyment of thee for ever. The phraseology of the psalmist should be observed here; he does not say, to see thy power and glory as I have seen them, but as I have seen thee. God often sends His people to such dry places to quicken their thirst after Him. "The jackals are the scavengers of the East. Verse 1. 3. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". He was found visibly and sensibly in the temple of old; but He is now really in our Christian assemblies. Let me see you in the sanctuary; let me see how mighty and glorious you are. I. My soul! The ark of the covenant had been, from the date of Eli’s judicature, at Kirjath-jearim. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Concerning seeing the power and glory of the Deity in the sanctuary. God is everywhere, and everywhere God. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". God glorious in holiness, and people defiled with sin, meeting in friendship and love! So have I looked on thee in the sanctuary, "O God, thou art my God" (Psalms 63:1). Salem Media Group. But such coming will not avail before God. The tabernacle worship still supplied the highest manifested glory of God known in the Hebrew worship, for which the exiled psalmist now longs. "So have I looked upon thee in the sanctuary" (Psalms 63:2). The wicked are, in other words, the very leavings of mankind.". By any one of many changes you may be plunged into spiritual barrenness, and have to cry, “My soul thirsteth for Thee,” etc. By his present condition. Let me see you in the sanctuary; let me see how mighty and glorious you are. This psalm has in it as much of warmth and lively devotion as any of David’s psalms in so little a compass. A. In his temple he dispenses his choicest blessings. He would have communion with God in public; and he would have that communion which he had formerly with Him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/psalms-63.html. But we shall never know it until we intensely desire it; until we seek early and thirst and long after God we shall not see Him. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Thus I have seen you in the sanctuary, beholding your strength and glory. The particle thus is emphatic. There is a double power and glory in the ordinances. Absalom and Ahithophel, the leaders, led the way. The king rejoiced in God, throne restored, enemies all dead; back at home. "Because thy lovingkindness is better than life. Reader, are thy views and feelings of this kind? BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Or else thus, That I may see Thy power and glory now in the wilderness, as I have seen Thee in the sanctuary. "Some have interpreted this to mean that David was here granted a vision of God just as clear and distinct as he had seen in the sanctuary." DAVID'S CRY TO GOD FROM THE DESERT. Most commentators believe it to belong either to David’s wilderness years before he came to the throne of Israel, or to his brief exile from the throne in the rebellion of Absalom.