If you were to compose a psalm proclaiming all that God has brought you through as you follow Him to glory it would likely end up reading much like Psalm 68. The glory of the Father is magnified in the processional and was rehearsed in a liturgy used in the Temple. The worshippers who trail behind the Ark and the Cherubim cry out:
Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds —
his name is the Lord —
and rejoice before him. (v4)
We lift our voices in praise because of who He is and what He is but it is an expression of mercy over evil that helps us to associate our hearts with the congregation..
God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland,
the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain,
before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. (vv 6-8)
This is the God we worship, the one who leads us safely through the wasteland. Despite the temptations on all sides, it is God who leads us home without fear. We fall behind Him as He takes the rightful place at the head of the procession and follow it to the altar.
Grace and peace to you.
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