Psalm 68 is said to have been written by David when they brought in the ark of the covenant. He declared God’s goodness, worshipping Him, giving Him praise and remembering what He had done by giving testimony. I love to hear David’s joy in His worship, leaving room for no doubt of his relationship with Him. He is being a witness to the reason why we remain in the Lord and try to follow Him daily.
Thanks to Jesus, there is no veil between us and Him anymore. There is nothing that can come between us and separate us. Jesus tore that! Hebrews 10:19–22 explains this.
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”
When you come into worship, it is a beautiful time of reflecting on His goodness and remembering. May we ‘…draw near to God with a sincere heart…’ remembering and testifying all that God has done. There is much power in testimony as you will know if you have heard one recently. In remembering, it builds our faith, as we get to know God more and more and decide to worship Him increasingly with our lives. In Matthew 21v21 Jesus says that if we come to Him with no doubt, we can move mountains. Imagine mountains in your life being moved simply from coming to Him in pure worship like David, testifying of God’s goodness and declaring who He is.
He doesn’t want us to strive, He wants us to do what we were made for.
God, help us to never forget the position we stand in thanks to Jesus. May we, knowing that the veil has been torn, worship you and testify of your goodness. God, we thank you today for saving us. Thank you for drawing us close. Thank you for fighting our battles. Come and show us how to draw close to you today in worship and pure hearts.