Psalm 114 Outline
– The Israelites became God’s first chosen nation when they came out of Egypt (Psalm 114:1-2)
– The Red Sea parted and mountains quaked at God’s power (Psalm 114:3-4)
– The psalmist questioned why the Red Sea parted and mountains quaked (Psalm 114:5-6)
– Everyone should fear God and tremble in his presence (Psalm 114:7-8)
Psalm 114 Summary
In Psalm 114:1-2, the psalmist uses Judah to refer to the whole community of Israelites. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, a country of foreign tongue. The Israelites was the first nation to be chosen as God’s people. God has been constantly leading the Israelites in the desert. He guided them with a pillar of cloud in the morning and a pillar of fire at night.
In Psalm 114:3-4, the Red Sea parted and the waters stack up high on the left and right at the power of God. The Jordan River was driven back and cut off so that it cannot flow into the Red Sea. The psalmist compared the quaking of the larger mountains nearby, including Horeb and Sinai to skip like rams, and the hills like lambs.
In Psalm 114:5-6, the psalmist questioned why the sea fled, the Jordan turned back, the mountains skip like rams and hills like lambs.
In Psalm 114:7-8, everyone should fear God and be trembled in his presence. God is the one who formed pool and springs of water out of a rock, so that the Israelites had water to drink.
Psalm 114 Bible Study
1. Fear God and respect him
We must fear God and abide in his commandments. We must respect God’s presence at the church by paying attention to the preacher and not attending to mobile phones, read books, play games, talk or do other things. When you fear God and worship him in spirit and truth, God’s presence will be with you. God’s presence is important because it allows everything you do to be successful.
In John 4:24, God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. In Genesis 39:2, and the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.