As I doing my devotions this morning my son came downstairs all bright-eyed and asking questions. He wakes up talking...just like I do. :) Anyways, he wanted to know what I was doing so we talked about this passage together.
We talked about God told Moses that he was going to use Moses to get his people out of Egypt. Moses gave God all kinds of excuses but God met everyone of those objections. And then God told Moses..the job will be hard. You will say "Pharoah, God says let my people go". and you know what Moses ... Pharoah will say "NO". So Moses took this assignment knowing that even though the job would be hard, that God would help him all the way.
When I asked Justin how he thinks that made Moses feel.. he said "happy".
And I have to say, I agree with him. If I know that something will be hard, but that I'll be helped through it all, it would make me happy as well.
Be happy all you who believe in the Lord...he will HELP you. :)
these verses sum up this Psalm for me.
8Let all the earth fear the LORD;So when the psalmist says
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
22Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,he has good reason to say it.
even as we hope in you.
God made the world. He simply spoke and things came into being, not by chance, not by accident,it was deliberate design. Scarred by sin.. indeed, but that doesn't change who the original creator, designer, master is. For the people that God calls his own, he will help them and protect them as any true and real father would his children. This is a psalm of praise to our creator, the one who cares for his own. Let us all praise the Lord.