Psalm 65

Worshiping God, the Provider of Abundance



In Psalm 65, the psalmist praises and worships God for His abundant provision and blessings. As we study this psalm from a New Covenant perspective, we will see how it points to Jesus Christ as the ultimate provider of spiritual abundance. We will explore the themes of worshiping God's goodness, experiencing His forgiveness, and receiving His blessings.

Section 1: Worshiping God's Goodness (vs 1-4)

"Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Ephesians 1:7 (NIV), "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."


Section 2: Experiencing God's Forgiveness (vs 5-8)

"You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Colossians 1:17 (NIV), "He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."


Section 3: Receiving God's Blessings (vs 9-13)

"You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Matthew 6:31-33 (NIV), "So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."



Psalm 65 depicts the psalmist's praise and gratitude to God for His abundant blessings and provision, finding its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. 

The psalmist's declaration of God's praise being due to Him reflects our recognition of Jesus' worthiness of all honor and glory (Philippians 2:9-11, Revelation 5:12). 

The psalmist's acknowledgment of God as the One who hears prayers points to Jesus as our Intercessor and Mediator before the Father (Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5). 

The psalmist's portrayal of God's answer to prayer and His provision for the earth prefigures the divine care and provision we receive from Jesus, who sustains all things by His word (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3). 

The psalmist's praise for God's goodness and abundance aligns with our gratitude for the grace and blessings we receive through Jesus (John 1:16, Ephesians 1:3). 

The psalmist's description of God's bountiful harvest foreshadows the spiritual harvest brought about by Jesus, who said, "The harvest is plentiful" (Matthew 9:37, John 4:35). 

Psalm 65 leads us to Jesus as the source of all blessings, the One who hears and answers our prayers, and the object of our praise and thanksgiving, inviting us to approach Him with gratitude and trust in His abundant provision.