To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary.
The desire of David was to see the power and glory of God; but he desired more than the manifestation thereof which the works of nature could afford; he would know God as revealed to his soul. We learn, therefore —
I. THAT THE DESIRE OF EVERY CHRISTIAN IS, OR SHOULD BE, TO KNOW MORE AND MORE OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
II. THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THIS DESIGN IS TO BE SOUGHT BY DILIGENT ATTENDANCE UPON THE WORSHIP OF THE SANCTUARY.
III. THE EFFECTS OF SUCH INCREASED KNOWLEDGE OF THE POWER AND GLORY OF GOD.
1. Deliverance from the power of the world.
2. And from doubts caused by the aspect of providence.
3. Strength renewed to go on our Christian course afresh.
4. The crucifixion of our lusts and corruptions.
5. Increase of humility.
6. Courage for our conflict with our last enemy, death.
(J. A. James.)
Parallel VersesKJV: To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.