Psa 113:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
Psa 113:2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
Psa 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised
Psa 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
Psa 113:5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
Psa 113:6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
Psa 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
Psa 113:8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
Psa 113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
He maketh the barren woman to keep house ... - Margin, as in Hebrew, “to dwell in a house.” That is, to be at the head of a family. See the notes at Psa_68:6. Compare 1Sa_2:5.
This, too, is suggested as a reason why God should be praised and adored. In instances where all hope of posterity is cut off, he interposes, and diffuses joy through a dwelling. We may look abroad, and see abundant occasion for praising God, in his condescension to human affairs -
In his lifting up the poor from the humblest condition -
In his exalting those of lowly rank to places of honor, trust, wealth, and power;
But, after all, if we wish to Find occasions of praise that will most tenderly affect the heart, and be connected with the warmest affections of the soul, they will be most likely to be found in the domestic circle - in the mutual love - the common joy - the tender feelings - which bind together the members of a family. In such a family, the words with which this psalm begins and ends, “Hallelujah,” “Hallelujah,” are especially appropriate; and if any community on earth should apply these words to itself it should be such a family, called upon by everything tender, holy, and lovely, to “praise the” Lord.
Note; you do not read the word Hallelujah, but it's there. The word Praise vrs1 and 9 in the Hebrew is the root for Hallelujah.
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify: - (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.
A good example why all who are students of the word need to rightly divide the word, by way of the Greek and Hebrew, Aramaic, an bible helps. FYI.
The Hebrew brings out a lot about the word, and what we are to do while we are in the storms of life.
The message , like many is a two fold word.
Some of this may be considered a hard word, but as always, at times, truth can seem hard.
I want to first point out the prophetic, not the psalm, but verse 9, concerning children, baby's, pre- teens etc. Kids.
1. Jesus said in Mat 24, MK 13, Lk 21, woe ( Judgment ) To those who give suck in those days. Breast feeding. By the way did you know in anient Jewish custom a child was breast feed until the child was apox 8 years old, some say 5, 3, 7, matters not, much difernt now, but in Jesus days on earth it was still that way, and so we know Jesus is not talking about just infants. The words Jesus said are during the great seven year tribulation, in context that is the correct time line. The birth pains have famine, pestilence, etc. Those two birth pains, we have all seen since we were kids on T.V. the feed the chilren ad's and others, showing the starving, dying chilren. It is much worse globaly now, even in America I just saw a new commercial with (the Dude), or (Starman), take your pick, Jeff Bridges. He was saying how bad the situation for starvation is among children in the USA, this should not be, not yet.
I forgot the stat he used but it was alarming, I did not know so many kids had nothing to eat in America. I see it in Yermo, but all of America. It is hard to grasp when you see cars racing by, noon time traffic, some stores, T.V. advertisements, that seem to me, out of touch with the economic reality we are in as a nation.
Trends research and other honest non- net work T.V. talking heads, say the next bubble to pop, will be the credit bubble. Most are trying to keep up with the Jone's by way of credit. Consumer spending is at a all time low, tuition for college Grads is ( in many families , not being paid ), people buy stuff they don't need, all on credit, yes this is the final step to 100% total economic collapse. Wall street, over night will shortly go bust, mark my words on that one. The USA elite are leaving America in droves, the global elite in the stock market are pulling out all their stocks, insider trading, it has always been that way, you can tell wall street will soon fall, or the elite would not be getting rid of their stock and buying precious metals. ( This is not conspiracy , it is going on right now ) It is not a theory, it is a fact. I have posted on the situation and its all there. People think , if they do not hear something on the local news, it is over, or worse, it never happened.
The Japan Melt down is far from over, the worst nuke event in history, yet many think it is over, why? Because the news does not cover the on going serious problem, The Louisiana sink hole gets worse every day, but network News does not mention it, so all must be well. Super storm Sandy is far from over, but not according to network news. I meet a man in the airport 2 weeks ago, from the area, he told me the graphic details of the storm surge, he was in, and how Stanton Island is still in rubble's, where is FEMA, like Katrina, LOL. People are in tents, all is ruble, living off help from places like Time Square Church and others, Tenting in N.Y. city, Oh, but it's over, nothing to bad happened, listen, the ones living in tents, in N.Y. city would say your crazy, we must learn to identify with and pray for these victims of super storm sandy, New Orleans, that is not all over. The bible says, rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those that weep. Are you weeping, praying. It will be a whole different pitcher when a thing happens where you are, than it's a big deal, NO, its all a big deal now to others. People are homeless, starving all around the world, pray for these ones, because reader, it is coming to a town near you soon.
The birth pain time frame, the coming fall of America and the West, it is a pre-trib-tribulation, not THE 7 year trib, but a very hard tribulation on us and coming now, so it will seem like the Tribulation, as America falls, and becomes a place of death camps, the new Nazi party, the global elite, but it is all for the greater good, maybe for the 1% , but not the rest of us. My point is, children, our precious little ones, I weep over the innocent, the mothers and fathers with children. Honestly, I can not even imagine, or think about this point, it is to much. Mom's and Dad's that are Christian's are worried, grandparents, ( like me ) are concerned. This is why so many cling to the false hope of the Raptor. The Trib could start in 2013, even if this is not what happens, a tribulation is on us this year 2013, as it was in 2012, 2011, 2010, (2008 the crash), started a new phase to judgment, this is why I say, buy nothing you do not need, put food and water aside, grow a garden with food.
The children, O' the children. The O.T. Prophecies that say, blessed are the barren. In the time frame of the Jewish captivity and judgment, famine, people eating their children, wow, I can agree with the prophecy of these type of days, truly blessed are the barren. My heart, prayers and tears go out to all reading this that have small ones, the lord bless you, trust in the lord, try and think bible thoughts, promises, keep your gaze, your focus on Jesus right now, trust he will see you and your little ones through.
2. The non prophetic part;
On this special case, compare 1Sa_2:21.
Barrenness was regarded as a disgrace, and is a type of a deserted Church (Isa_54:1).
the barren woman ... house — literally, “the barren of the house,” so that the supplied words may be omitted.
Did you get that, barrenness is a type of a deserted Church.
The Psalm contains some wonderful lessons.
the Mighty God Uplifteth the Lowly
We detect the song of Samuel’s mother in the first of these psalms. She sang the Old Testament “Magnificat” and it was embalmed by the psalmist here. Thus it passed into the psalter of the Church. Note the universality of this ascription of praise. For all time, Psa_113:2; through all the earth, Psa_113:3; and above all heavens, Psa_113:4. What a wonderful God is ours! Heaven cannot contain Him, but He lifts the poor and needy out of the dust.
In Psa_114:1-8 Egypt represents the tyranny of sin; but we have been redeemed. Like Israel we have gone forth. We belong no more to the present world with its strange tongue. Ours is the language of Canaan, our home. This exodus of ours has made us the temple and sanctuary of God. If once the Church realized that she is God-possessed, she would become irresistible. Seas would divide, rivers would start back, mountains would cleave, and the hills would remove. “Impossible” would be blotted from our vocabulary. The power that made Sinai tremble gave earth water-springs. When the soul finds its all in God, the world ceases to affright or attract it, and the rocks yield refreshing streams.
Praise, the goodness of our lord, he lifts up the needy, he comes to our aid, he helps us, sustains us, what a mighty Lord we serve.
As I wrote the other day, when a strong word, a hard word, truth, conviction is brought forth, in the bible it is before, or after, the message of, In spite off all this, there is still hope, there is a way out, Jesus. A way to be able to endure by the spirit, and grace from our lord.
Lastly a word from Spurgen about this psalm 113; Notice, I choose this psalm because of the 2013, and it says a lot. But is not to deep at all. PRAISE!!!
Title and Subject. - This Psalm is one of pure praise, and contain but little which requires exposition; a warm heart full of admiring adoration of the Most High will best of all comprehend this sacred hymn. Its subject is the greatness and condescending goodness of the God of Israel, as exhibited in lifting up the needy from their low estate. It may fitly be sung by the church during a period of revival after it has long been minished and brought low.
With this Psalm begins the Hallel, or Hallelujah of the Jews, which was sung at their solemn feasts: we will therefore call it the commencement of the Hallel. Dr. Edersheim tells us that the Talmud dwells upon the peculiar suitableness of the Hallel to the Passover, “since it not only recorded the goodness of God towards Israel, but especially their deliverance from Egypt, and therefore appropriately opened with 'Praise ye Jehovah, ye servants of Jehovah,'
Did you read that, this Psalm is one of pure praise, and may it be so today. May your day, your week be filled with pure praise, as Titus said, to the pure, He will show himself pure, pure, unobstructed worship and praise. I know the first part will not get many amen's, the total word is no matter what, no matter where you are, God has everything under control, this March, April, May, June 2013, or all eternity, the lord is with his people. If you have never asked Jesus to be your lord an savior, today is your day of salvation. Ask Jesus to take your life, ask Jesus to forgive you of your sin, repent and be born again, time is short beloved.