Day 5 Psalm 65:5, 9-13 Experience God's abundant provision
5 By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,
O God of our salvation,
You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of the far-off seas;
9 You visit the earth and water it,
You greatly enrich it;
The river of God is full of water;
You provide their grain,
For so You have prepared it.
10 You water its ridges abundantly,
You settle its furrows;
You make it soft with showers,
You bless its growth.
11 You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.
12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness,
And the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.
Although David’s life is filled with countless persecutions and oppressions, at the same time, he profoundly experiences God’s salvation, preservation and provision. That’s why he can praise God with a heart full of gratitude and say: God our Savior, you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas (v5)! Looking at the nature created by God as well as the rain, grain, livestock and everything else, the psalmist then vividly portrays God's grace and writes: ``You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance (v11).” When we think of God’s abundant grace on us day in and day out, year after year, we cannot help but accept the invitation of the psalmist -- to thank the great God and His abundant supply and blessings together with the rivers, paths, wilderness, meadows, hills, and flocks.