Daily Devotions


Day 297

Psalm 68:26a "Bless God in the congregations..."

Day 297 – Psalm 68

“Bless God in the congregations…” Psalm 68:26a


The procession of the Ark of the Lord into Jerusalem was of great significance to David. However it would be wrong to think that this process had significance only to David and those who dwelt in Jerusalem. Hence David issued a call to all Israel to bless the name of God.

“Bless God in the congregations,
The Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
There is little Benjamin, their leader,
The princes of Judah and their company,
The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.”
Psalm 68:26-27

1. The Ark of the Lord in Jerusalem

a) This was significant for the whole nation of Israel.
b) It was right that the Ark should reside in the capital.

2. “Bless God in the congregations”

a) Congregations
i) In Jerusalem certainly.
ii) But also everywhere God’s people gathered together for worship.
b) Bless God… The Lord
God’s name ought to be reverently uttered and blessed.

3. All tribes should bless the Lord’s name (The following are but examples)

a) Little Benjamin
i) The smallest tribe.
ii) Yet it could provide leadership.
b) Princes
i) Judah, Zebulun, Naphtali
ii) The princes ought to take the lead to bless the name of the Lord.