To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary.
We may judge of ourselves by our desires, and if the stream does not rise so high as we could wish, let us observe the direction in which it flows, and if it be towards God let us be comforted. Natural men live without God in the world. But such as David long supremely after Him, and so after the revelations of His grace and power as seen in His sanctuary. David's desire was excited —
I. BY HIS PRESENT CONDITION. He was "as in a dry and thirsty land, where," etc. We never know the worth of blessings till we know the want of them. "How mercies brighten as they take their flight." Thus sickness endears health. Upon this principle the Lord acts, and it will account for many of His dispensations.
II. HIS FORMER EXPERIENCE. He had met with God in the sanctuary as His people yet do. Others know not such experience. And vet they come there led by all manner of motives. But such coming will not avail before God. May David's experience be ours.
Parallel VersesKJV: To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.