To show the difference between the idols and gods of other nations, the writer shows how dumb it is to worship gods that don’t have any senses. In the middle of the psalm, there is a big change, for God is full of life and shows how God’s attention is on loving and helping God’s people. How different from a dead idol! The rest of the psalm shares how ready God is to bless. Just as you’ll read in verse 14, who can you single out in your life that you want God’s blessing to come upon in a very special way?
Though the writer doesn’t have faith in life after death, he does something very important: he praises God every chance he has in this life. Let’s you and I do the same―not lose a chance to find God in every moment of life and to praise God for God’s loving presence and blessing upon us.
Wednesdays are devoted to the reading of the Psalms,
one a week across the three-year cycle.
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