As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
For He remembered His holy promise, and Abraham His servant. He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.
Pharaoh ultimately released God’s Chosen People. But, God did not ignore the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Egyptians. Israel left with the wealth of Egypt as compensation.
During their tenure in the “land of Ham,” God used the difficulties they endured to not only establish the nation of Israel, but also the strong, vibrant and resilient people we observe living in their ancient homeland today.
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. The Lord lifts up the humble.