Passage: Psalm 68
Verse: Psalm 68:19-20 (NIV 2011)
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
God has a way of taking care of those wicked or evil forces that may surround us. In many ways, He protects us physically and spiritually. However, we need to remember, during the times when we sense an evil presence around us, to rebuke and cast away those evil forces in the name of Jesus, the Christ. May we rejoice and be glad when the peacefulness in our soul is restored as the evil force flees. May we praise God that He is at work in our lives and in the lives of those we love and pray for. May we remember to thank Him for His daily provisions.
Summon your power, God; show us your strength, our God, as you have done before [v. 28]. May we proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens. You, God… the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people [v.4-35]. May we use this power wisely… to advance Your kingdom and help to meet the needs of Your people. All praise and glory be to God.