day 25 – put a psalm in my heart

Psalm 68 is our focus today. Through the course of this whole psalm, in the words of an OT prof of mine (John T. Willis): “God is pictured as a king who (1) leads his people in war against their enemies, and (2) defends the poor and helpless of his people against their oppressors and persecutors.”

This morning, read vs. 1-6. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (vs. 5) And so must his people be.

Read vs. 7-27 at mid-day. “… the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary. When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious — that you, Lord God, might dwell there.” (vs. 17b-18; quoted by Paul in Eph. 4.8) And so his people give.

Tonight, read vs. 68.28-35. “Summon your power, God; show us your strength, our God, as you have done before.” (vs. 28) And so his people plea.