Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Let’s walk along side and listen as David focuses on praising the Lord for His grace in dealing with His people. Then David’s praise moves to God’s second book, the world of nature. David expresses the great power of God in creating the mountains and stilling the noise of the seas. Bible writers seem to delight in using God’s control of the seas, possibly because they are entirely beyond man’s control!
Have you ever watched young animals play? Foxes around their den tumbling over and running and chasing each other, young foals as they run in circles kicking up their heels. The new buds of Spring- daffodils, tulips and lilies as they turn their blossoms upward, all praising the Creator of every good and perfect gift! From dawn in the Eastern sky until the fading of evening, the words of Psalm 65 calls forth our songs of joy. Praise Him in the morning, as we go to work, in our play, in our home. Praise Him for the success of our labor, our health and our family!
Will you join in?
Larry D. Marsh
Retired long-time educator, Washington State, USA