Psalm 68

Psalm 68 is written by David and talks of God’s triumph over His enemies.  “God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God”!  Most commentators believe this Psalm is connected with the coming of the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem celebrating not only that event, but also the faithfulness of God to give Israel victory over her enemies.  There is confidence that they can bring the ark into the city safely.

David reminds us of God’s faithfulness to His people.  “O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness

  • the earth quaked
  • the heavens poured down rain
  • you restored your inheritance as it languished
  • your flock found a dwelling in it
  • you provided for the needy

God has been with faithful to His people.  David calls out some of the ways He has demonstrated that.

David calls out God’s victory over the enemy.  “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death”.  Our walk with God is not for a few hours on Sunday.  It is daily.  It is regular.  It is personal.  It is undeniably true that God daily gives benefits to His people. David thought of how God rescued him in his conflicts with his enemies.  He delivered him from death on many occasions.  God is faithful.

David also reminds us that God is in control and has the power to complete His work.  “Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel – he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God”!  God is actively involved in the life and victory of His people and is worthy of praise.  David knows that God is the source of his past, present and future.  We need to recognize the same.  God is the source of all power and strength.  He is worthy of our praise!

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