Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Psalm 68

Consider this Psalm

Psalm 68

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
and those who hate him shall flee before him!
2As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
as wax melts before fire,
so the wicked shall perish before God!
3But the righteous shall be glad;
they shall exult before God;
they shall be jubilant with joy!

4Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the LORD;
exult before him!
5Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
6God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

7O God, when you went out before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness,

Do you see God caring for his people?
He didn't just do that in the Old Testament.
He does this still today.
Those who truly love the Lord can Delight in how he takes care of us.

19Blessed be the Lord,
who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation.

20Our God is a God of salvation,
and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21But God will strike the heads of his enemies,
the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.

God strikes at our enemies. He doesn't let them continue in their evilness.

The righteous of the Lord need not fear him.

24Your procession is seen, O God,
the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary--
25the singers in front, the musicians last,
between them virgins playing tambourines:
26"Bless God in the great congregation,
the LORD, O you who are of Israel's fountain!"

28Summon your power, O God,
the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.

32O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;
sing praises to the Lord,

33to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens;
behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34Ascribe power to God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
and whose power is in the skies.
35Awesome is God from his sanctuary;
the God of Israel--he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.
Blessed be God!

We can call out to God. He will hear us. He will answer.
Blessed be the name of our Lord!

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