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Psalm 63 Feb. 3 A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.  1God, You are my God; I will earnestly seek You. My soul thirsts for You, my flesh longs for You, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water. 2So I have seen You in the sanctuary, watching Your power and Your glory. 3Because Your grace is better than life, my lips shall praise You. 4So I will bless You while I live, I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5My soul shall be satisfied as with the richest food. My mouth shall praise You with joyful lips 6when I remember You on my bed, and think about You in the night watches. 7For You have been my help; I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings. 8My soul stays close to You, Your right hand upholds me. 9But those who seek my soul to destroy it shall go into the lower parts of the earth. 10They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food. 11But the king shall rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by Him will praise Him, for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.   


63:11 The mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped- This is quoted about all of us in Rom. 3:19, where Paul reasons that because we’re all sinners, we’re all liars- for untruth is the essence of sin. By doing so we’re not being true to ourselves, to God, to His word, to our brethren… we profess covenant relationship with God, to be His people, and yet we fail to keep the terms of that covenant. In the context, Paul is teaching that the Law of Moses convicted all God’s people of this, and in this way led them to the need for Christ. Yet Is. 52:15 prophesied that the crucified Jesus would result in men shutting their mouths. The righteousness and perfection displayed there in one Man, the very human Lord Jesus, has the same effect upon us as the Law of Moses- we shut our mouths, convicted of sin.