Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David. Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.Psalm 65
The Times of Restitution and Refreshing
1. Spiritual blessings (Psalm 65:1-5)
2. Earthly glories and blessing (Psalm 65:6-13)
The four next Psalms unfold prophetically the times of restitution of all things as spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began. Here we get the visions of Israel’s restoration, her spiritual blessings and her praise unto the Lord, and what will be the result for the nations and for all creation. We recommend a careful study in details by comparing Scripture with Scripture. In this Psalm Zion is mentioned first. It will be the joy of the whole earth and His praises will sound forth from the glorious place of His rest. Then He who answereth prayer unto Him, who is the desire of all nations, all flesh will come. The nations will be gathered into the kingdom. Israel’s transgression will be purged away and they will be fitted to draw near and be satisfied with the blessings of His house, that future holy temple which will be filled with His glory (Ezekiel 43:1-27). The terrible things in righteousness with which the Lord has answered the pleadings of His suffering people, are His judgments, the vengeance of God. The results will be “peace on earth, Who stilleth the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of nations.” Psalm 65:9-13 show that the curse which rests now upon creation will then be removed and even creation itself will shout for joy and sing.