Here we have something interesting, Psalms 113 to 118 are known as the Egyptian Hallel and are used in the celebration of Passover. Psalm 113 is sung as a blessing of the first Passover cup of wine. It is then followed by Psalm 114 which tells the Passover story.
The context of Psalm 113 tell us a lot about the character of God. Our God who is large, mighty, powerful and great. Who is enthroned on high, but also a God who looks down on us. A God who takes notice of us. It is interesting to notice what this psalm tell us that God notices. We see much about the character of God because we see that when God looks down he sees the poor and needy. And then it says that he lifts those people up and places them in high places. This speaks to the idea that God can use anyone and usually picks someone you least expect. All of us are God’s children and loved by God. We should look at the poor and needy in the same way and do all that we can to help share the resources that God has abundantly provided on the earth.
Read: Psalms 112, 113, and 114
Questions to Consider:
- What are the characteristics of God?
- What do you suppose God sees when he looks at The Villages?
- What do you suppose God sees when he looks at Lake Deaton UMC?
Activity for the Day: Spend the next few days reading Exodus 1-15.
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