“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.” Psalm 113:1.
I have been using random Psalms recently. I close my eyes, and open the Bible to the middle, and connect to the Psalm I find.
Today’s is very appropriate for me.
Why? I have thought a lot about Mary’s line in Luke 1:38: “I am the Lord’s servant.”
A servant has a special relationship to a master.
Servants don’t go on vacation unless the master goes on one and they go along. They are constantly under the master’s guidance.
By being close to the master, a servant knows the master very well. They have seen/heard the master in action.
Another piece that gets my attention is that the “Praise the Lord,” is followed by “you his servants.” If I am His servant than I know how great He is and have plenty of reasons to be saying praise about Him. However, by implication, I can read in that if I’m not praising Him maybe I’m not really close enough to Him (as a servant would be) to be alert to what He has done.
God is worthy of praise. I’ve seen His doings. I know that He loves me. I know about His gift to me. Totally undeserved, yet done because He loves me. The ultimate gift!
Conclusion: I am His servant and what a Master He is!