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Read Psalm 81:1-10


Read Psalm 81:1-10

Shout for joy to God our defender;
    sing praise to the God of Jacob!
2 Start the music and beat the tambourines;
    play pleasant music on the harps and the lyres.
3 Blow the trumpet for the festival,
    when the moon is new and when the moon is full.
4 This is the law in Israel,
    an order from the God of Jacob.
5 He gave it to the people of Israel
    when he attacked the land of Egypt.

I hear an unknown voice saying,
6 “I took the burdens off your backs;
    I let you put down your loads of bricks.
7 When you were in trouble, you called to me, and I saved you.
    From my hiding place in the storm, I answered you.
    I put you to the test at the springs of Meribah.
8 Listen, my people, to my warning;
    Israel, how I wish you would listen to me!
9 You must never worship another god.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you out of Egypt.
Open your mouth, and I will feed you.


When God gave the Israelites the ten commandments God repeated: "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt."  God sometimes tells us things that are difficult to hear.  Always remember God's nature, the God who brought you out of Egypt.


Take the burden off my back, let me put down my loads of bricks. (vs 6-7)

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