Psalm 66 Outline
– Shout to God with joy, all the earth (Psalm 66:1-4)
– God saved the Israelites through the parting of the Red Sea (Psalm 66:5-7)
– The psalmist exhorted the Israelites to praises for preserving their lives (Psalm 66:8-12)
– The psalmist promised to come to God’s temple with burnt offerings (Psalm 66:13-15)
– The psalmist knew that leading a holy life got his prayer answered every time (Psalm 66:16-20)
Psalm 66 Summary
In Psalm 66:1-4, shout to God with joy, every being on the earth, and praise God about his awesome deeds. God is the most powerful and his enemies cringe before him. All the earth should bow down and sing praise to God.
In Psalm 66:5-7, God had done a miracle through Moses, by letting him part the Red Sea into two stacks of water, so that the Israelites could cross on dry land to the other side. The Egyptian army tried to pursue the Israelites by following them on the dry land in between the two stack of water of the Red Sea, but Moses stretched out his staff and the water flow back and drowned them (Exodus 14:21-31).
In Psalm 66:8-12, the psalmist urged the people to offer praises to God because he had preserved their lives and brought them out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt into the land of Canaan, a place of abundance, where milk and honey flow (Exodus 3:8).
In Psalm 66:13-15, the psalmist promised to come to God’s temple with burnt offerings to fulfill his vow, sacrifice fat animals to God and offer sacrifices of rams, bulls and goats.
In Psalm 66:16-20, the psalmist praised and thanked God for hearing and answering his prayer. He knew that God heard and answered his prayer, because he has kept himself holy by abiding in God’s commandments.
Psalm 66 Bible Study
1. The prayer of a righteous is powerful
If you want God to answer your prayer, you must pray according to his will and walk in his commandments. In John 15:7, If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. In 1 John 3:22, and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. In 1 John 3:22, and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. In James 5:16, confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.