Psalm 113 Commentary

Psalm 113 Commentary

The term ‘heavens’ may loosely be translated as the skies. However, the term ‘universe’ would be more appropriate for our day. The LORD is enthroned above the universe. The thought would be that the LORD created the universe among many other things, possibly.

Within the universe are galaxies. One galaxy known to us is called the Milky Way. Our own solar system resides within this galaxy. Within our solar system is the Earth, among many other planets. In simple terms, the LORD created space and time. Within space is the material world that humanity exploits in time.

The LORD is above all of this. Yet the LORD decides to stoop down and enter the world of space and time – the world of humans. He checks every detail.

One of the humans is aware of God’s presence. He sits down and writes this psalm of praise.

He has Israel in mind when he talks about the poor being raised from the ash heap; from slavery and oppression. They walk out of Egypt proud and free, like honored guests. Even receiving gifts from the oppressors.

He is thinking about barrenness as unfruitfulness. The LORD who mandated man to be fruitful stoops down and makes individuals fruitful once again. The saint is drawn to the work of the Christ in restoring mankind back to fruitfulness, dominion, and to prosperity.

Praise the LORD!

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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