Praise!

Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain.

Psalm 146:1–10 (ESV)
1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;
8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

Hallelujah! The Lord is praiseworthy! As long as we have life and breath, may we praise the Lord! There’s no salvation even in the mightiest of men, but there is in the Lord.

Even rulers die, and their plans perish. But God and His purposes endure forever. We’re blessed when God helps us, when we put our hope in Him.

God made all things and is eternally faithful. He upholds the cause of the oppressed. He provides for the hungry and frees prisoners.

The Lord enables the blind to see. I think a lot of these things that the Psalmist talks about work on more than one level. So Jesus literally gave sight to the blind, but He does so spiritually also.

The Lord uplifted the downhearted and loves the right living. He cares for immigrants and single mums. He looks out for kids in care, but will give evildoers their comeuppance.

God reigns eternally. The God of the new Jerusalem will reign forever. Praise the Lord!

“We praise You Lord, for You are good, and worthy of all our adoration. We thank You for Your goodness to the likes of us, in Jesus’ name, amen.”


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