Psalm 66: 1-4
The honour of His name… the author is saying to let God’s grace and his merciful acts be the subject of your songs.
All ye lands… it is believed that this Psalmist was speaking of the call to the Gentiles to come into the fold alongside the Hebrew. At that time only the people of Judaea knew of God and so the author prophesies that one day all nations will know of Him.
Thine enemies submit themselves unto thee…this part of the song would remind the Jews of how the Pharaoh would give his word about releasing them and then not live up to that promise. People had thought that the Father’s anger brought the plagues upon Egypt. In fact, the Pharaoh brought the plagues upon his people by not living up to his word. So the Pharaoh and all of his followers suffered God’s wrath.
The next three verses were most likely a prophecy; when everyone will bow down to the Lord, at the second coming.
All the earth shall worship thee…
And shall sing unto thee…
They shall sing to thy name…
The faithful will obey God willingly (singing and praising his name) but some will only pretend they are faithful and some will reject God completely.
These verses tell us that one day ALL the earth WILL worship the Heavenly Father.
I rejoice in you! I love to sing praises to you and to your name because I enjoy honouring and praising you.
Father, I know you are mighty and powerful and I also know that you are a just God. Everything that happens to me is seen by you, allowed by you and is perfect (whether I agree with it or not).
One day when I see the entire picture of my life, not only will I see why certain events happened in my life, but I will agree that the right choices were made.
Whatever timeframe this Psalm speaks of, (when the tribes of Israel were leaving the Babylonian captivity as they all worshipped God at that time) or at the second coming of Jesus, your Word tells us that one day every knee will bow in reverence to you and you alone, regardless of our beliefs.
I thank you Father that I know you and love you. I am blessed that my name is already written in the Lambs Book of Life and I am secured a spot with you forever.
It is my honour and pleasure to sing my praises to you and give my love to you and you alone, the one and only true God; my heavenly Father.
All for your glory.
In The name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Side note: Some might find it cruel that people lost their first born sons/livestock, etc. but every person had the free will choice to make (follow Pharaoh or God). It was a conscious choice made by each individual to continue to follow Pharaoh. By doing so, they suffered the plagues along with him. Their choice!
Jesus is coming soon. Jesus has placed a free will choice to each and every person – to be with or against him. Your choice!
Please think carefully about that choice.