Psalm 113

1 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD!

2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!

3 From the rising of the sun to its going down the LORD’s name is to be praised.

4 The LORD is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like the LORD our God, who dwells on high,

6 Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?

7 He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap,

8 That He may seat him with princes–with the princes of His people.

9 He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!


He humbles Himself to behold the things in heaven and earth.  It’s like, if you divided everything that has ever or will ever exist into two categories.  Those categories would be “God” and “not God”.  The gap between the two groups would be so huge that it is actually humbling for God to even acknowledge our existence.  I get the image of a king changing from his royal finery into jeans and a t-shirt to work in and tend his garden.  Why would he even bother?  It wasn’t out of loneliness because loneliness comes from the realization of lack, and He lacks nothing.  We exist because He wanted to love us, to help us, to raise the needy out of the ash heap.  Praise the LORD!

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