Tehillim Eighteen: God

This chapter gives a fanstastical and borderline mythological image and understanding of God. He is anthropomorphized, which I don’t take issue with, because it’s the way for human beings to even begin to relate to this all-encompassing, otherworldly entity. “And the depths of the water appeared; the foundations of the world were laid bare by Your rebuke, O Lord, by the blast of the breath of Your nostrils (Psalms 18:16).” I love this verse because when I’m in Israel, I feel the foundations of the world. It feels like an older, more sacred, more connected place. This is where the world was created, where the origins of humanity and human nature come from. I sense that connection here more than anywhere else, and love reading into that while I’m back here for a brief time.

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