This psalm, a song of David, begins with a warning to those that reject the Lord.  Verse 1 says, “…let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.”  Yet, there are also words of encouragement to those who love the Lord in verse 3 which says, “But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.”  We read in verse 5 that the Lord is, “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows…” 

For the believer, God is indeed our “all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28).  Our God is “he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.” (Psalm 68:35).  Our God hath “blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3).  What a remarkable reality to take hold of…God is all we need, when we need it, every time we need it.  In Colossians 2:10 we are told, “And YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power.”  He is all we need!

Psalm 68:6 says, “God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, only the rebellious live in parched lands.” (NASB).  We also read in Psalm 113:9, “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.”  When there is no companionship, when all we know is to be a wanderer without a family, the Lord gives a home.  He gives children to the lonely woman.  He meets the needs of all those who call upon Him.

To those who are held captive physically or emotionally, the Lord is able to deliver and prosper.  We read of such an incident in Acts 12:5 which tells us, “Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.”  Literally in prison, prayer was made for Peter and the Lord led Peter out of his prison.  Acts 12:11 says, “And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.”  He is a God of deliverance!

But, to those who refuse the Lord’s generous offer of free salvation, to those who rebel against the love of God, choosing rather the temporary joys of this sinful world, the Lord provides no sustenance. In their rebellion of the Lord, they literally say, “We will not have this man to reign over us.” (Luke 19:14).  Because of that, they live lives devoid of the blessings and provisions of the Lord.  Our God is righteous!

As believers on the Lord Jesus Christ, we are given such wonderful comfort by the Lord…letting us know that He is our supply!  Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” 

Dear reader, do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior?  Is He your provider or is He your judge?  Are the blessings of God all around you, or are you awaiting the judgment of God by forever suffering in the lake of fire?  We read in Ezekiel 33:11, “As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…”  The Lord finds absolutely no joy in judging the unrepentant sinner.  He desires that you turn from your wicked way and live by putting your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Why?  Why will you die when salvation is so near and free to all who desire it?  Acts 16:31 assures us, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”  (462.6)