"Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belongs escape from death."
The New Interpreter's Bible commentary sums up this verse by stating, "Ultimately, salvation is to be found in submission to God rather than in the assertion of self." Humanity is incredibly powerful. We have accomplished amazing, if not miraculous, things. Yet, humanity makes very weak and unjust gods.
There are two key reasons why submission to God is necessary. First, humanity is corrupt. Sin is part of the human condition. No matter what humans touch, without the Holy Spirit's direction, if falls apart. Justice does not last long with human leadership. Second, humanity's power will never extend beyond death. Not only are human being morally and ethically corrupt, but we are powerless over death. Only God can conquer sin and death and bring us life eternal.
Psalm 68 calls us to submission before God. In your prayer today, focus on offering God your life. Take a few moments in your prayer and consider your priorities. What gets in the way of worshiping God? What is keeping you from a stronger, more consistent faith? What do you need to do, in order to strengthen your faith? Then close your prayer by calling on the Holy Spirit to guide your priorities. Be intentional, each evening sit down with your calendar and plan the following day, with a time of prayer on the schedule. God will bless your commitment.