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God Shall Scatter His Enemies (2) (Psalm 68:19-35)

Phillip Stuckey, May 8, 2022
Part of the Exposition of the Psalms series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

Psalm 68 is the last of a series of psalms that are called songs (Ps. 65-68). Last week, we considered the first half of the psalm which focused on some of the past victories God won for His people from Egypt to the reign of King David. Now in the second half, the psalmist will turn our attention both to the present and to the future. And once again, we will see that God reigns and that even now when we see a world that is grappling with sin, evil and oppression, we should still have faith and hope. And we can rejoice in God’s power, love, and victory over all His enemies and the enemies of His people.

Tags: Blessings, Evangelism, Gospel, Old Testament, Praise, Prayer, Psalms, Thanksgiving

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Psalm 68:19–35 (Listen)

19   Blessed be the Lord,
    who daily bears us up;
    God is our salvation. Selah
20   Our God is a God of salvation,
    and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21   But God will strike the heads of his enemies,
    the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.
22   The Lord said,
    “I will bring them back from Bashan,
  I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
23   that you may strike your feet in their blood,
    that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.”
24   Your procession is seen, O God,
    the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—
25   the singers in front, the musicians last,
    between them virgins playing tambourines:
26   “Bless God in the great congregation,
    the LORD, O you who are of Israel’s fountain!”
27   There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead,
    the princes of Judah in their throng,
    the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28   Summon your power, O God,
    the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
29   Because of your temple at Jerusalem
    kings shall bear gifts to you.
30   Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds,
    the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.
  Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute;
    scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31   Nobles shall come from Egypt;
    Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.
32   O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;
    sing praises to the Lord, Selah
33   to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens;
    behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34   Ascribe power to God,
    whose majesty is over Israel,
    and whose power is in the skies.
35   Awesome is God from his sanctuary;
    the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.
  Blessed be God!


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