“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!

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