0

Why did David lift up his hands to worship God? (63:4)

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 16 2019 Mini Jack Gutknecht

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

1
Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the lifting of the hands in prayer is both a recognition of God being greater or more exalted (and thus "higher") than the person praying, and also a gesture of entreaty or pleading (as humans might do between themselves, but (in the case of humans) with the hands being held out (rather than up) to the other person because humans are on the same "level").

January 17 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
Header
  1. 4000 characters remaining