David wrote Psalm 63 in the wilderness of Judah, likely when he fled as King of Israel from his own son Absalom, who led a rebellion against his father. This was a time for the people who sought to harm King David. In such dretful circumstance, surrounded by a few faithful people, David pent and sang this remarkable Psalm.
Main point summary
O God, since You are my God, early will I seek You, to see Your power and glory. Therefore my soul will be satisfied and preserved and I will praise You. Those who seek to destroy my life will not succeed. While they try, I will keep praising you, and they will be stopped.
O God, You are my God ;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You
in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory .
Because Your lovingkindness
is better than life ,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You
while I live ;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied
as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
When I remember You
on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help ,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice .
My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life ,
to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
They shall fall by the sword;
They shall be a portion for jackals.
But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him
shall glory ;
But the mouth of those who speak lies
shall be stopped .
I will seek you early because you are my God! Even in lives most difficult circumstances, I'm ready to arrange things in order to seek you in the morning when my mind is working best. To get up early is worth every minute because you are my God. In you consists my life so there is nothing better seeking you early in the morning! Or, it may be that David could not seek God in the morning as he usually did because he was fleeing. So out of his great longing, he wrote that, looking forward to spend time with the Lord in his usual way when things have settled down.
David's life was threatened. What else then God will be a comfort when death faces one? What can be better than life? The lovingkindness of God!
In God my life is preserved alternatively to those who try to destroy my life.
Those who try to destroy vs. the kings rejoicing in God
Those who swear by God will glory, in alternative to those who speak lies who will be stopped.