Psalm 114: A Celebration of Escape
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
I am thinking that each of us has a memory of an escape we have made. Perhaps we avoided a relationship that would have injured us badly. Maybe we realized with hindsight that a job or assignment we wanted so terribly would have been a dreadful and pain-filled experience. I continue to marvel at the number of times I have escaped disaster – purely at God’s hands and not from my own wisdom or foresight – to survive well to tell the story of my new freedom. Perhaps I ought to celebrate these escapes from calamity more.
From commentary: “The hymn in Psalm 114 possesses high literary and liturgical qualities involving parallelism, brevity, imagination, and surprise . . . The psalm may have been composed for the sanctuary at Gilgal near the river Jordan (Josh. 5; 1 Sam. 10:8)…
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