26 He sent Moses his servant,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them,
his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made the land dark—
for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned their waters into blood,
causing their fish to die.
30 Their land teemed with frogs,
which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
and gnats throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail,
with lightning throughout their land;
33 he struck down their vines and fig trees
and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
grasshoppers without number;
35 they ate up every green thing in their land,
ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land,
the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,
and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they left,
because dread of Israel had fallen on them.
39 He spread out a cloud as a covering,
and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked, and he brought them quail;
he fed them well with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
it flowed like a river in the desert.
42 For he remembered his holy promise
given to his servant Abraham.
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,
his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations,
and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—
45 that they might keep his precepts
and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord. NIV
Just as you did with verses 16-25, read this section and then make a
list of those circumstances that
made God’s plan seem “unlikely” and also highlight the “hints” of God’s plan in
UNLIKELY | HINTS
did God work His generational plans through Moses?
do verses 42-45 fit with verses 8-9?
::::: DIGGING DEEPER
If you’d like, take time
to read the account of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt in the book of Exodus. Through these stories, when might the Israelites have thought of God’s promises as unlikely and when
might they have seen hints of God’s plan at work?
EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::
verses 4-6. What did the writer hope would happen as a result of the reading of
this psalm? Well, then… what should you do now that you’ve read this psalm?