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Read Psalm 104:24-35


Read Psalm 104:24-35

24   Lord, you have made so many things!
How wisely you made them all!
The earth is filled with your creatures.
25   There is the ocean, large and wide,
where countless creatures live,
large and small alike.
26   The ships sail on it, and in it plays Leviathan,
that sea monster which you made.i
27   All of them depend on you
to give them food when they need it.
28   You give it to them, and they eat it;
you provide food, and they are satisfied.
29   When you turn away, they are afraid;
when you take away your breath, they die
and go back to the dust from which they came.
30   But when you give them breath,j they are created;
you give new life to the earth.
31   May the glory of the Lord last for ever!
May the Lord be happy with what he has made!
32   He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
he touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke.
33   I will sing to the Lord all my life;
as long as I live I will sing praises to my God.
34   May he be pleased with my song,
for my gladness comes from him.
35   May sinners be destroyed from the earth;
may the wicked be no more.
Praise the Lord, my soul!
Praise the Lord!

Think

I love the way this Psalm reminds us of the diversity of God's creation; an Earth full of creatures on land and on sea.  The Psalmist reminds us that God gives all of these things life; god creates them by sending fort his Spirit.

Pray

Think of a flower or a creature; look at one if possible and give thanks to God for the diversity - and beauty of creation.


26 104.26: Job 41:1; Ps 74:14; Is 27:1
i in it plays ... made; or Leviathan is there, that sea monster you made to amuse you.
j give them breath; or send out your spirit.

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