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December 18, 2018

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Reading along with us through Psalm 61-70? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 68 (ESV)

God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
    and those who hate him shall flee before him!
As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
    as wax melts before fire,
    so the wicked shall perish before God!
But the righteous shall be glad;
    they shall exult before God;
    they shall be jubilant with joy!

Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
    lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the Lord;
    exult before him!
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
    is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
    he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
    but the rebellious dwell in a parched land...Continue Reading

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  1. Blessed be the Lord,
    who daily bears us up;
    God is our salvation. Selah
    20 Our God is a God of salvation,
    and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.❤️

  2. Psalm 68:17 (ESV)
     The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.

    Sinai is the location where God met with Moses and gave the commandments. It represents God dwelling with his people. At the time of this writing, David writes of God’s continued dwelling in the ‘sanctuary’. This is not the temple but the tabernacle, because the temple will not be built until David’s son Solomon is king.
    Since this is the Christmas season I am reminded that Jesus is called Emmanuel, meaning God with us. And the beauty is that because of the sacrifice of Christ God continues to dwell with the believer.

  3. 19 Blessed be the Lord,
    who daily bears us up;
    God is our salvation. Selah
    20 Our God is a God of salvation,
    and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.

  4. There are a lot of different themes that come together in this Psalm. The first one that jumped out to me is how the locale of God’s power changed from Sinai to the temple and how God was glorified through both and both provided a way for people to see God’s glory and participate in it and receive from it. The second is how other nations should and would see God’s glory through His acts and through His people. God does seek to draw all men to Him. The next is the victory that God would have over His enemies and how at times we need God to act on our behave to overcome people and circumstances we can’t. And God is willing and able to do so in His way and in His time. And the final one that jumped out at me is God’s compassion and care and the poetic expressions of that. He is a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows. He sits the lonely in families and leads prisoners with singing. He daily bears our burdens and is the Savior of men.. Now because of all these things, He deserves praise and it is fitting for us to proclaim His majesty so others may know it too!

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