Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. Psalm 63: 3

When we consider what the Preacher says about the inevitability of death, and the reason for that, we understand that the words of Psalm 63 are precious words indeed. For what we do not find in our own lives and cannot obtain by our own power, we find in the love of God. His Love is steadfast and therefore better than the lives we live. To say that and be strengthened by it, is what brings us to praise God. This would not be the result of a rational/theoretical exercise, but of a deep experience. It is the result of meditations in the watches of the night.