Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Psalms 65-66

Psalm 65

-Theme: The provision of God and thankfulness of His many blessings.

-*Application* The greatest gift of God is His presence and relationship in one’s life. Through His propitiation He brings us near in a union that will never die (Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:2; 4:10, Ephesians 4:30, John 10:28-29). His most awesome deed is His salvation that He imputes to us through faith in Jesus Christ (Psalm 32:2; 65:5). His power is displayed in nature clearly as well and even it worships Him. Let all the nations know of His greatness!

Psalm 66

-Theme: God is to be praised for His powerful works and answers the prayers of His people.

-*Application* All the earth will worship the LORD. How great it is for those who give Him honor and exaltation of their own accord and desire. He keeps us in life and does allow our feet to slip. Even though we will be tried and tested, we will shine forth as gold (1 Peter 1:7). He will come to the aid of His people and restore them. Blessed be the One who hears us when we call out to Him. However, if we regard (cherish) wickedness (sin) in our heart, the LORD will not hear (respond).

Verses to memorize: Psalm 66:18-19

1 comment:

  1. Psalm 65 - Sometimes people, mainly me, get so wrapped up in our own problems that we do not take time to notice and thank God for all of the wonderful things he has blessed us with: home, job, children, spouse, friends, pets, food on our table, etc. Do we deserve these wonderful things? He is such a wonderful God!

    Psalm 66 - "Allow our feet to slip," at times I feel like I am trying to cross a frozen Grapevine Lake barefooted. I sure am glad he is there to pick me up, because it hurts to fall. I know that with his aid, I will make it across safely to the other side. And the knowledge he imparts on me will help me throughout my walk in life. Praise be to God!