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Once again we have a psalm that makes us think of the Ascension of Jesus. This is especially true in verse 18. The sacred writer gathers up all of God’s saving actions for God’s people, as though these are victories in a war. We begin with a typical battle song of God’s people that we can also find way back in the book of Numbers, chapter 10, verse 35.
When God is around, evil enemies run away, for they just can’t stand the presence of God and God’s goodness and love. Notice how God is the one who defends those who don’t have defenses of their own such as widows and orphans.
If you find that you are feeling a bit helpless before some meanness that might be coming against you, then this is the psalm for you. God is especially interested in protecting those who don’t have anyone else to defend them. Will you let yourself be the hands of God when it comes to being kind to those who are mistreated by others?
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We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.
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