Psalm 65 Commentary
Creation is God’s workshop. It is a factory. Humanity is one important product. The material world is another.
Humanity functions as a praise team. But wickedness is a problem here and so the LORD extends His forgiveness.
Regarding the material world, the LORD becomes the Earth-Tamer, Ocean-Pourer, Mountain-Maker, Hill-Dresser, and Muzzler of the sea storm. Creation is not without control. The LORD sits above everything.
This psalm recognizes the continuous presence of God’s hand in creation. For humanity, the value of God’s presence is in forgiveness. But for the material world, the LORD works by keeping the physical elements of creation in check.
The tourism industry thrives on the thrill and awe of creation. Does humanity appreciate the Creator God for the wonders of creation? Praise should be a natural reaction as humanity experiences life. If it doesn’t happen, then humanity experiences forgiveness. It is a blessing to be drawn into the presence of the LORD by way of forgiveness.
The LORD determines the shape of the physical elements of creation. But the LORD also answers the prayers of the saints. In a way, saints can participate in creation by their requests. The LORD shapes life according to the requests of the saints.
This psalm brings together several aspects of creation to the fore. Worship can be enriched by the thought that the LORD of creation is present in nature.
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