History is communal and corporate.
Psalm 66 praises the God of those who came before, this God who worked on man’s behalf throughout each time and every nation. It speaks for *THEM*, the people who wrestled their way from birth to death and found voices to sing as the earth bows down to God (vs 1-7).
It offers praise to the God who preserved our lives. It speaks for *WE*, the people who are being tested and refined, whose feet are held fast in place as we are washed clean with fire and water. We, who God is bringing into a space of freedom, a place called abundance (vs 8-15).
I offer praise to the God who listens to my cry while teaching me to carry praise on my tongue. This praise is personal, as *I* reflect on the history he has made with my life – through community and as one body in worship.
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! (vs 20)