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Paul Tautges Christian Blog and Commentary

The God of Psalm 68

  • Paul Tautges

    Paul Tautges has served Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as pastor since 1992. He is also an adjunct professor of biblical counseling and conference speaker. Paul has authored eight books including Counsel One Another, Comfort Those Who Grieve, The Discipline of Mercy, and Brass Heavens. He is also the editor of the popular Help! discipleship counseling booklet series (24 titles). Paul is a NANC Fellow and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He and his wife Karen are the parents of ten children. Paul blogs regularly at

  • 2013 Sep 20
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While meditating on Psalm 68 this morning, I found encouragement from thinking on the many descriptions of God.

  1. God is the Judge (vv. 1-3)
  2. God rides to our help (v. 4, Cf. Deut 33:26)
  3. God is a father to the orphan (v. 5a)
  4. God is a defender of the widow (v. 5b)
  5. God draws near to the lonely (v. 6)
  6. God delivers those in bondage (v. 6b)
  7. God deals with the rebellious (v. 6c)
  8. God goes before His people (vv. 7-8)
  9. God bountifully provides (vv. 9-10)
  10. God causes His enemies to flee (vv. 11-14)
  11. God frees the captives and dwells among them (vv. 15-18)
  12. God bears His children's burdens (v. 19)
  13. God alone can cause us to escape death (v. 20)
  14. God shatters His enemies (vv. 21-23)
  15. God is King (vv. 24-25)
  16. God is the fountain of Israel (vv. 26-27)
  17. God commands our strength (v. 28)
  18. God is worshipped by earthly kings (v. 29)
  19. God is a warrior (vv. 30-31)
  20. God speaks with a mighty voice (v. 33)
  21. God is awesome in majesty (v. 34)

Take time this week to read and meditate on this wonderful Psalm and all its faith-building statements about God.