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FRAMEWORKS: Psa 114: Remembering the Exodus should evoke worship


[Preliminary 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.]



v.1 Recollecting Israel's deliverance from Egypt


v.1  When Israel came out of Egypt,
     Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,

v.2 The Lord came and dwelt in the midst of His people


v.2  Judah became God's sanctuary,
     Israel his dominion.


v.3 Both the Red Sea & the Jordan drew back to let Israel through


v.3  The sea looked and fled,
     the Jordan turned back;

v.4 And the world rejoiced at His deliverance


v.4  the mountains leaped like rams,
     the hills like lambs.


v.5,6 Rhetorical question: why did all that happen? God!


v.5  Why was it, sea, that you fled?
     Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
v.6  Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
     you hills, like lambs?


v.7.8 So let all the earth tremble in the presence of Almighty God


v.7  Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord,
     at the presence of the God of Jacob,
v.8  who turned the rock into a pool,
     the hard rock into springs of water.



[Additional Comments: A psalm that recollects God's work in the Exodus [v.1]

and 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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