-Theme: God’s blessing comes with the spreading of the gospel message around His entire world. Let all the people’s praise Him!
-*Application* I am currently on mission in Mission/McAllen, Texas this spring break. Our burden is for people in every place to call upon the Name of the LORD in order to be saved (Acts 26:18). The way of the LORD must be proclaimed and known throughout all the earth. We as Christian believers have a responsibility to take that Word forth as soldiers of a spiritual army (2 Timothy 2:1-4). God has people chosen from every tongue, tribe, and nation for His eternal Kingdom, and we must be witnesses of His salvation because of it truth and goodness. This is also prophesied to be completed before Christ’s second coming (Matthew 24:14). May all the earth fear and reverence Him.
-Theme: God’s enemies have no chance of sustained success. Remember the power and the glory of God as He defends and provides.
-*Application* God’s enemies will be scattered before Him. When He decides to act, nothing can stop Him. He will be exalted. He is a Father for the fatherless and a judge for the widows. He makes a home for the lonely and leads out the prisoners into prosperity. “Only the rebellious will live in a parched land (Psalms 68:6).” The mountains of Bashan (Mount Hermon in particular) spoken of here in this chapter refer to where many believe the transfiguration occurred (Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-18). They are the mightiest peaks in the Holy Land and are truly majestic sights. Even this beautiful mountain range looks with envy on the mountain (small by size comparison is Mt. Zion) in Jerusalem where the Savior will bring forth His great salvation. “Surely the LORD will dwell there forever (Psalm 68:16).” Verse 19 speaks deeply into our spirit when we meditate on it. God actually bears our burden daily and saves us from the separation from Him we rightly deserve. What a loving God who gives us deliverances and escapes from death (Psalm 68:20). Bless His Holy Name! Sing to Him and ascribe to Him strength!
Verse to memorize: Psalm 68:19