Daily Devotion: The hope of all the earth

“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.” Psalm 65:5-8

This Psalm uses beautiful imagery to declare that God is the creator of all, sovereign over all, and Savior for all.

As creator He “formed the mountains”, as sovereign He “stilled the roaring of the seas”, and as Savior He is “the hope of all the ends of the earth.”

Wherever “morning dawns” and “evening fades” God calls “forth songs of joy.” “The whole earth is filled with awe at [His] wonders” and He answers us with awesome and righteous deeds”. 

Our God is worthy of praise from all the earth. His creation demonstrates His awesome power, His ongoing direction of the world displays His righteousness and strength, and His salvation fills the earth with joy and hope.

Through Jesus we know that He is “the light of the world” (John 8:12) and the “hope of the nations” (Matthew 12:21).

“That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.” – 1 Timothy 4:10

What a mighty and matchless God. What a powerful and all-sufficient Savior. His salvation extends from one end of the earth to the other and across the farthest seas. From generation to generation (Luke 1:50) and the beginning of time to the end of time. For all people from every race, ethnicity, language, social class, male and female, Christ is the hope and Savior of all (Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11, Revelation 7:9).


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