Psa. 65:1 ¶ Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.
True worship is quite mysterious. To the lost man, worship makes no sense. To the saved, worship is the fabric of his life. In today’s verse David is describing someone waiting silently in the presence of God in Zion. Zion is the place of the manifest shekinah glory. Waiting in that place is like nothing else. It is a place beyond words. Read carefully the Amplified Bible’s translation of this verse.
Psa. 65:1 AMP – TO YOU belongs silence (the submissive wonder of reverence which bursts forth into praise) and praise is due and fitting to You, O God, in Zion; and to You shall the vow be performed.
When you are given access into His holy presence often times silence is the only appropriate response. Words would tend to cheapen the moment. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this amazing verse.
“Praise is silent unto thee (so the word is), as wanting words to express the great goodness of God, and being struck with a silent admiration at it. As there are holy groanings which cannot be uttered, so there are holy adorings which cannot be uttered, and yet shall be accepted by him that searches the heart and knows what is the mind of the spirit. Our praise is silent, that the praises of the blessed angels, who excel in strength, may be heard. Let it not be told him that I speak, for if a man offer to speak forth all God’s praise surely he shall be swallowed up, Job xxxvii. 20. Before thee praise is reputed as silence, so far exalted is God above all our blessing and praise. Praise is due to God from all the world, but it waits for him in Zion only, in his church, among his people.”
Wow! There are ‘holy adorings’ that cannot be uttered. Henry is describing the blessed moment when someone is struck with speechless awe in the majestic presence of the Almighty. Praise is due the Lord from all the earth but it is only waiting in Zion.
What is David’s Zion? It is the place where the ark was pitched during David’s reign. Here David organized twenty-four hour worship before the Glory of the Lord. This is Zion. This was a prophetic glimpse into the church of the last days. Praise is waiting in silence in Zion, waiting the coming of our King.