Calling The Nation to Praise

G. Campbell Morgan, a profound British preacher whose four sons all became pastors, influenced millions with his preaching, teaching and writing. One day, when his young son Howard finished preached, a reporter asked him, “Since you have five Pastors in your family who is th … More

Power

In the concluding verses of this Psalm, God’s triumphal entrance into Zion and the sanctuary is again described (vv. 24-27). It is pictured like a victory parade with singers and other musicians. The tribes of Benjamin and Judah, one small and one large, represent the southern portion of the kingdom.  Zebulan and Naphtali represent the northern portion. When the Ark of the Covenant was taken up to Mount Zion, all the people watched the procession. The writer asked God to demonstrate His power (vv. 28-31). He called the nations to sing praise in recognition of His power and the majesty He has displayed in Israel and in the skies.

The historical victories of Israel, past, and present, only point to the coming mighty victory at Armageddon and the establishment of the kingdom of God on this earth with the center of government in Jerusalem (Isa. 2:2-4). At the Lord’s return He is going to put an end to the strife and turmoil which has marked this earth since Cain killed Abel. There will be no more false religions to lead men astray. The nations will come up year by year to Jerusalem to worship the true and living God in the temple. This will be one of the major factors of universal peace during the millennium.

The psalmist called the nations to sing praise to the Rider of the skies in recognition of His power and majesty (vv 32-35). The nations will not only come to worship; they will come to pay homage to Christ as King. He will scatter the people that delight in war, make an utter end of war, and reign as Prince of Peace.

Application

When I consider all God has done for me, I should feel an overwhelming sense of awe. How privileged I am that God cares so much for me (2 Peter 3:9).

Psalms 68:24-35 (English Standard Version)


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