Psalm 66 is a song of celebration. It was probably written for Passover. It is David’s way of stopping and recounting where He has come as a king, and where the nation Has come as God’s chosen people.
God brought Abraham from obscurity and built Israel. Israel has seen very difficult trials, but it has also seen some of the most amazing miracles and leadership that brought them to their current place of prominence.
So, David raises His glass, as it were, and says “Here’s to God!” A toast to the Lord that brought this people out of Egypt, through the Red Sea and Jordan River on dry land. God fed them, led them, and loved them through the greatest and worst of times.
This God allowed horrendous trials and great prosperity to help mold and make this nation. He forgave a great deal, He blessed a great deal, and he disciplined a “Stiff Necked People”.
It is the same today. Here’s to God! He saved us! He gave His Son. God gave us His word. God sent the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us as He did Israel. God hears us! He answers prayer and he gives us eternal life. God is great and greatly to be praised! Thank You, Lord for being a God we can truly celebrate! Here’s to God!!!
God Bless You
Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2 Sing the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing the praises of your name.”[a]
5 Come and see what God has done,
his awesome deeds for mankind!
6 He turned the sea into dry land,
they passed through the waters on foot—
come, let us rejoice in him.
7 He rules forever by his power,
his eyes watch the nations—
let not the rebellious rise up against him.
8 Praise our God, all peoples,
let the sound of his praise be heard;
9 he has preserved our lives
and kept our feet from slipping.
10 For you, God, tested us;
you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison
and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but you brought us to a place of abundance.