Today From Psalms Praise the Lord
Today we are looking at Psalms 65. Up to this chapter praise has already been a continuing thought. The first time we find praise in the Psalms is in Psalms 7:17. “I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.”
Now Psalm 65 begins with; “Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion.”
Praise waits because the heart is calm and filled with the desire to praise the Lord. Praise that does not begin in a heart of gratitude to the Almighty God is empty words.
When we are silent before the Lord and allow His peace to bring calmness to our heart we will see much for which to praise the Lord. Psalm 65 enumerates many of the reason to praise the Lord.
“O thou that hearest prayer…” I can always praise the Lord for hearing my prayer.
“Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.” What a blessed joy and reason to praise the Lord. My sins are cleansed by the blood of the Lamb of God.
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts.” What an overwhelming joy it is to know that I, a sinful man, can approach the holy God. I can because He has “purged my sins.”
“We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.” There are times that the troubles of life cause us not to remember the great and many blessings God has given us.
“By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us.” Not only does God hear my prayers, God answers my prayers. Praise be unto the Lord God Almighty forever and ever.
“Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.” When life becomes turbulent for a time, He will still the noise of the seas and cause me to be at peace even in the storm.
“Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it.” It is God who has blessed the earth with all of its goodness. We take of it freely but do not always remember it is from the hand of God.
Surely there is much for which we can praise the Lord. So, for today and tomorrow and everyday beyond that – Praise the Lord.