30-Day Challenge, Day 11, Psalm 136:13-26

to him who split apart the Sea of Suf,
for his grace continues forever;
and made Isra’el cross right through it,
for his grace continues forever;
but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Sea of Suf,
for his grace continues forever;
to him who led his people through the desert,
for his grace continues forever;
to him who struck down great kings,
for his grace continues forever;
yes, he slaughtered powerful kings,
for his grace continues forever;
Sichon king of the Emori,
for his grace continues forever;
and ‘Og king of Bashan,
for his grace continues forever;
then he gave their land as a heritage,
for his grace continues forever;
to be possessed by Isra’el his servant,
for his grace continues forever;
who remembers us whenever we are brought low,
for his grace continues forever;
and rescues us from our enemies,
for his grace continues forever;
who provides food for every living creature,
for his grace continues forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven,
for his grace continues forever.

Notes:

There’s an interesting commentary on this passage, comparing the physical infections found after surgeries (leading to the subsequent discovery of microbes causing the infections by Joseph Lister), to how to avoid the spiritual infections of man by constantly giving thanks, praising God, and remembering that God delivers us from all our enemies, not just the physical, but the spiritual as well.  Our “antiseptic” if you will, is that thanks and praise – that awareness of God in all things, and the trust that He and the grace that passes understanding, will always be there in our defense.

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