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Praise The Lord

Posted: Sunday, December 27

Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor

Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Zechariah 10:1-11:17
Revelation 18:1-24
Psalm 146:1-10
Proverbs 30:33 

 

Verse of the day:

The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.  Praise the Lord.  (Psalm 146:10)


Psalm 146 is the first of five “Hallelujah Psalms” which start with “Hallelujah” or “Praise the Lord” and end with the same.  It is preceded with Psalm 145 which is “David’s Psalm of Praise”. In verses 1 and 2 of Psalm 146 the psalmist says he will praise the Lord with his soul and for all his life.  We should do the same.

 

 

Verses 3 and 4 warn against putting all our trust in man. The Wisconsin Presidential Primary is April 5th.  The Republican Presidential Nominating Convention is July 18-21 and the Democratic Presidential Nominating Convention is July 25-28.  The Wisconsin State Primary is August 9th and Election Day 2016 is November 8th.  There is going to be a lot of talk about trusting individuals and not trusting other individuals in the months to come.  This Psalm tells us not to trust in man to save us but to trust in God. Pray for God’s direction in whom you vote for.  God is in control, trust Him.

 

 

Psalm 146:5 tells us “Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.”  Psalm 146 then proceeds to tell the reader of only some of all the great things that God has done and does.  Verses 3 and 4 tell us that leaders will come and go but verse 10 tells us God will reign forever.  Put your trust and hope in the Lord and give Him all the praise.

 

 

This Psalm starts with praise and ends with praise and talks about trusting God in the middle.  Maybe this could be a model for our day.  Praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the evening, and trust Him throughout your day.  And if you want to praise Him at other times of the day, I’m not going to stop you. Praise the Lord!