Psalm 146 - Messiah or Prince?

By Andrew Kerr - Posted at Gentle Reformation:

We are stirred by this Psalm to make God our trust - the structure is simple and its message is clear.

Unbridled Praise - Verses 1-2

The psalmist rouses his soul to present himself to God in a life of wholehearted praise:

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Turn praise to prayer! Stir up your soul! Ask God to use this song to re-dedicate your life, & re-tune your heart, to Him.

Untrustworthy Princes - Verses 3-4

Regardless of rank or riches, don't put your trust in mortal men: powerless plans and promises always perish at his death.

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Assuredly give thanks when a Cyrus helps the church. Hope for deliverance in the President is misplaced & will be trumped! Look to Yahweh to elicit lasting change.


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