October 06, 2019 Ryan Fregoso

Psalm 68: “Blessed be God!”

Psalm 68: “Blessed be God!”

The first verse comes from Numbers 10:35, when Moses said these words when the ark was moved from Sinai to Kadesh. We see that this psalm, with that backdrop, is a psalm of celebration. David was able to look back, and remind the people that the Lord got the people of Israel through the wilderness, to claim the land that was promised to Abraham. The Lord also delivered them from their enemies. It is essential to remember the Lord’s deliverance from the slavery we were once in (sin) to the freedom we now have in Jesus. As we see in many of the songs of David, an invitation is made to sing and shout to the Lord in celebration. In this psalm, we see the care of the Lord, the mercy of the Lord and the judgement of the Lord (the enemies are defeated and scattered). He is the Lord of salvation (verse 20) and the Lord who is powerful (verse 28), therefore He is worthy of our praise. In the same way David closes, we will do the same: “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!”


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