Psalm 65:9 “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.” (NIV)
Many years ago I lived in the Sonoran Desert near Yuma, Arizona. When you live in the desert, you understand that all life is precious and must adapt to the scarce supplies of water. In and around Yuma, many canals to carry water to crops have been built to use water from the Colorado River. It always struck me as how dependent we are on water, and how fragile our existence is for plants, animals, and men without sufficient water.
Psalm 65 is focused on man’s dependence upon God to provide the right conditions to enable a bountiful harvest from the fields. David’s character, while flawed, was resolute in seeking God’s help for all things, in all ways, at all times. Our God is a God of love, and we must always use this reality as our starting point in any situation we face. David does this exact thing as he prays for the harvest that is yet in the fields, knowing that only God can enable its bounty for the people.
God is so very good to us, is He not? So it is understandable as David proclaims God’s goodness, that he recognizes his own weakness and sin failure, and how blessed he is to have been chosen to be near to the place of God (Psalm 65:3-4). Always remember, it is a sober minded and spiritual person who recognizes their great need for the grace of God, just as David did. So when we approach God for his blessing, we come with confidence that God is love and that God is good and that God provides what we need. We all can have confidence that when we approach that throne of grace, we will find help in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
In our devotional text, David came to God praying for the harvest and knowing that God would provide water for the land, even that “all the streams of God are filled with water”. My friends, this is an important point indeed: God’s streams are filled with water to provide for the people; they are not the streams of men who run intermittent and often disappoint. It is only by coming to the Lord can we be healed and our lives restored so that we might be sustained for our good and God’s glory! The Lord is life, and this is the eternal choice we all must make, on which way we should go and how we should choose. I choose the streams of God that are filled with water, don’t you?
I SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME, O GOD, FOR YOU ARE LOVING, YOU ARE GOOD, AND YOU ARE FAITHFUL TO SUPPLY MY LIFE WITH STREAMS WHICH ARE FILLED WITH WATER.
Article from Summit church of Christ