objective of these ‘Frameworks' is to provide an easy-to-read
layout of the text in order then to use these individual verses
for meditation. To focus each verse we have also added a subheading
summary as a description of what is happening)
Psa 65: God's Bounteous Provision of the earth
the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.
Comments: Essentially a simple song of praise and thanksgiving
for the wonder of God's provision on the earth. God is worthy
of our positive response to Him [v.1] because of what He does
for us, answering our prayers [v.2], forgiving our sins [v.3]
so that those who have entered into relationship with Him are
blessed [v.4]. Indeed He comes and acts into the affairs of the
world on our behalf [v.5] and as the Creator of all things [v.6,7]
He proves awesome wonders on the earth [v.8] in the way He has
established the earth so that water enables plant growth [v.9,10]
so that it produces an abundant harvest for us [v.11-13]. A picture
of Jehovah-Jireh, the God who provides.]
God is worthy of our praise
awaits you, our God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
He answers the prayers of those who petition Him
who answer prayer,
to you all people will come.
He forgives our sins [of the repentant]
we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave our transgressions.
Many of us know His choosing, His calling & His blessing
are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.
He comes and acts on our behalf, yes, here on the earth
answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,
For He is the all-powerful Creator of all things
formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
(Those with eyes to see) Wonder at His creation
whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.
He has ordained the way the earth works, water to enable growth
care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.
He provides that water through various means
drench its furrows and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers and bless
He provides an abundant provision of food for us
crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
Wherever you look there is abundant growth – life!
grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
The grasslands provide for flocks and grain that in turn provide
meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.
Comments: A healthy reminder not to take for granted
the provision of the world that has come FROM GOD.]
to Psa 66