Greetings! This Psalm has many blessings and truths about our relationship with God and his mercy and grace. He hears our prayers. He chooses us and we are blessed by that. He created everything. He controls nature. He is in all the details and inner workings of the world.
This Psalm may have been written by David to celebrate the first harvest of the year. We are so comfortable in being able to go to multiple grocery stores and have an unbelievable array of foods to choose from. Contrast that with what most people in the world experience and you’ll feel very fortunate.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.
1 Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
2 O you who hear prayer,
to you all men will come.
3 When we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave our transgressions.
4 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.
5 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,
6 who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
7 who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
8 Those living far away fear your wonders;
where morning dawns and evening fades
you call forth songs of joy.
9 You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.
10 You drench its furrows
and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers
and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the desert overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.
The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.