Epiphany 1 - “Baptism of the Lord” - Year A
Even though it is 10 verses to 1, a basic balance between Creator and Creature continues. The first 10 verses “Ascribe to the Lord...”. The 11th verse “Ascribes to the people...”.
Even with all the praise language, honor is still given to the people. They have belovedness on their side and, with that, a basic core strength that is precursor to peace. With their belovedness, the people are able to stand firm in peace, not needing to rely on violence, even a redemptive kind.
Don’t be fooled by the verse count. This Psalm affirms the importance of blessing and being blessed, of acting with peaceful strength.