The first three verses of our Psalm for today, Psalm 113, simply reiterate the claim that the LORD is to be praised. Note throughout Psalm 113 that the standard English convention of the name LORD all in capitals is used to show the Hebrew text using the personal name used of God, rather than a title, such as Lord or Master.
God is the one who is named. He is a very particular God. He is not some vague concept. And this name is worthy of praise. Verses 4-9 go on to give several reasons. Notice the parallelism on consecutive lines.
v. 4 - high / above the heavens
vv. 5-6 - incomparable / able to look down on creation
Is that “looking down” a matter of despising the creation? Not at all.
vv. 7-8 - raises the poor / lifts the needy / places with princes
v. 9 - restores fertility/prosperity to the childless
The LORD is the one pictured as caring for all his creation, doing good, though the rest of creation may try to do evil. He is the one who works redemption and reconciliation for those who are oppressed.
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