May 21, 2023 - Psalms 63-67
“Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!” (65:4). Now, that’s joy and contentment! To be satisfied in God, fully and completely satisfied in God! And this sentiment is expressed by David even though many sought to kill him, to ambush him, to bring him down. David wants to shout and let everyone know that, even in the midst of danger and much anxiety, he has found the Lord to be faithful to deliver and encourage his soul: “Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul” (66:16). Likewise, God has done so much for us. He is such a friend and savior to us. We should be shouting from the rooftops that our God is so good.
Come, all ye people, bless our God
and tell his glorious praise abroad,
who holds our souls in life,
who never lets our feet be moved
and, though our faith he oft has proved,
upholds us in the strife.
Come, hear, all ye who fear the Lord,
while I with grateful heart record
what God has done for me;
I cried to him in deep distress,
And now his wondrous grace I bless,
for he has set me free. --1912 Psalter