The Hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas


I have said and will continue to say that our hope is not in a favorable to our cry or plea to save us from a challenging circumstance or situation. Our HOPE is that we know God and more importantly, He knows us. By know, I mean more than the mere conscious awareness of someone, but an intimate knowledge of who we are, what are our strengths and our weaknesses, of what’s happening in our lives in this very moment. A knowledge that affords us access to petition Him about our concerns but realizing the HOPE is in knowing Him and His unfailing love for those who have surrendered to Him.

In Psalm 65, the LORD God gives us more insight through His servant David. Listen

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.

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,
O 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.
Those living far away fear your wonders;
where morning dawns and evening fades
you call forth songs of joy.

Verse four says, “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.” This verse conveys what I opened with as well as what Psalm 16:11 says. The greatest blessing is the grace of God which He affords those whom He chose to enjoy His fellowship. This is the most significant HOPE and blessing we have: to enjoy the fellowship of the Almighty God.

God is not aloof. He is intricately involved in our lives. In fact, He is involved with all of His creation. Ligonier Ministries interprets verse 5 as that God answers prayer by intervening in history and in the lives of His people. The psalmist knows that the Lord is not simply another god among many; He is the God of the universe.

Whether people follow Jehovah or not, He is the God of creation. While many may call on other so-called gods, He is the one true God. The God of all power as is indicated in verse 6 and 7. Job said, “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” We HOPE because we are not able, “24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:24-25

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