The Christian's Pursuit
Psalm 63:8
My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.

I. WHAT IS IMPLIED. Following hard after God supposes —

1. A previous acquaintance with Him. Holy affections are not heat without light, but light and heat combined; the mind is both illuminated and sanctified.

2. Ardent and intense desires.

3. Laborious exertion.

4. Perseverance in seeking. His seeming slights shall only increase their importunity.


1. Guilt and distress followed hard after him.

2. His enemies followed hard after him.

3. He had followed hard after other things to no purpose.

4. We may add, the powerful attractives of divine grace. The reason why David followed after God was, that goodness and mercy followed after him.

(B. Beddome, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

WEB: My soul stays close to you. Your right hand holds me up.

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