Psa 114: Remembering the Exodus should evoke worship
Comments: A tightly focused psalm of praise focusing
on God's deliverance out of Egypt into the Promised Land, calling
on the whole earth to see and honour Him.]
Recollecting Israel's deliverance from Egypt
Israel came out of Egypt,
Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
The Lord came and dwelt in the midst of His people
became God's sanctuary,
Israel his dominion.
Both the Red Sea & the Jordan drew back to let Israel through
sea looked and fled,
the Jordan turned back;
And the world rejoiced at His deliverance
mountains leaped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
Rhetorical question: why did all that happen? God!
was it, sea, that you fled?
Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
mountains, did you leap like rams,
you hills, like lambs?
So let all the earth tremble in the presence of Almighty God
earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
turned the rock into a pool,
the hard rock into springs of water.
Comments: A psalm that recollects God's work in the
coming to dwell in Israel's midst [v.2], that involved miracles
of nature [v.3] which brought rejoicing to the world [v.4] and
which then calls on that world to recollect why it happened [v.5,6]
and then tremble in His presence [v.7,8]. A call to worship.]
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