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Read Psalm 105:1-6,16-22,45b


Read Psalm 105:1-6,16-22,45b

Give thanks to the Lord,
proclaim his greatness;
    tell the nations what he has done.
Sing praise to the Lord;
    tell the wonderful things he has done.
Be glad that we belong to him;
    let all who worship him rejoice.
Go to the Lord for help;
    and worship him continually.
5-6 You descendants of Abraham, his servant;
    you descendants of Jacob, the man he chose:
remember the miracles that God performed
    and the judgments that he gave.
16 The Lord sent famine to their country
    and took away all their food.
17 But he sent a man ahead of them,
    Joseph, who had been sold as a slave.
18 His feet were kept in chains,
    and an iron collar was around his neck,
19     until what he had predicted came true.
The word of the Lord proved him right.
20 Then the king of Egypt had him released;
    the ruler of nations set him free.
21 He put him in charge of his government
    and made him ruler over all the land,
22     with power over the king's officials
    and authority to instruct his advisers.
Praise the Lord!

Think

In this Psalm the Psalmist reminds Israel what God has done for them in the past - he reminds them of Joseph, sold into slavery - but set free by God's grace and raised up as a ruler.  He might have written this Psalm at a time when the people of Israel were exiled and enslaved.

Pray

If you're going through a hard time - remember how God has rescued you in the past and know that he loves you into the future.
If you're blessed; give thanks - and pray for those whom you know are struggling.

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