Tehillim / Psalms 65, Part 1, The Covenant and its importance


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 65:1-13, the psalm opens saying, א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד שִׁיר:  For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.  He writes a song saying, ב  לְךָ דֻמִיָּה תְהִלָּה אֱלֹהִים בְּצִיּוֹן וּלְךָ יְשֻׁלַּם-נֶדֶר: ג  שֹׁמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה עָדֶיךָ כָּל-בָּשָֹר יָבֹאוּ:  65:1 There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed. 65:2 O You who hear prayer, To You all men come. (NASB)  This indicates that every mouth will be stopped before the Lord.  David continues saying, ד  דִּבְרֵי עֲוֹנֹת גָּבְרוּ מֶנִּי פְּשָׁעֵינוּ אַתָּה תְכַפְּרֵם: ה  אַשְׁרֵי | תִּבְחַר וּתְקָרֵב יִשְׁכֹּן חֲצֵרֶיךָ נִשְֹבְּעָה בְּטוֹב בֵּיתֶךָ קְדשׁ הֵיכָלֶךָ: 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them. 65:4 How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. (NASB)  Notice how David says blessed is the one the Lord chooses to draw near.  How much of our of our faith is our choice? Read more here: Tehillim 65-Part1