Psalm 146 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises unto my God while I have my life.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath leaves him, and he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faithfulness forever,7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord releases the prisoners.
8 The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord raises those who are brought down; the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord preserves the sojourners; He lifts up the fatherless and widow, but on the way of the wicked He brings disaster.
10 The Lord shall reign forever, your God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise you the Lord!
Who is God and why should we serve Him? He is Godwho is the maker and creator of all things. God of the universe who is Mighty in Power and Mighty in Battle.
El Eloheim, The LORD GOD, The LORD thy Redeemer, GOD of my Salvation, I AM, Jehovan Adon Kol Ha-arets, Jehovan Jireth, Jehovah Melech Olam, The LORD, the Lord of all the earth, The LORD King forever, just to name a few.
Scripture declares to us on today people of God that our God is The"Sovereign God" who is an "Abundant Helper" in whatever area we find ourselves in need of Him this day and every day!
Confused, stressed, angry, worried, fearful, uncertain about the conditions of the world?
Take it to God in prayer! 2 Corinthians 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
The Psalmist declares to us and all of the world in this text that it is the Sovereign God of the universe who has dominion over the whole world, including all creation and all creative things.
People of God, it is in the "Word of God" where we find peace, comfort and assurance on today that it is not false hopes of man but assurance through God's Holy Spirit, that God's Word is "medicine" to uplift the hearts, minds and spirits of His people.
Jeremiah 51:15-16 -He has made the earth by His power;He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heaven by His understanding.16 When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and He causes the clouds to ascend from the remote parts of the earth; He makes lightning with rain, and brings out the wind from His storehouses.
People of God, take comfort in the Word of God on today knowing that our God is STILL in control of all the affairs of the world. God is not surprised by anything for He sees, knows and hears all things.
God has a purpose and plan in EVERYTHING that He allows. Will we understand them all? No, NEVER, but that is where our faith and trust in God must kick in more than ever.
Psalm 24:7-9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
People of God, why should you lift up your head? We lift up our heads knowing that our God is the "Sovereign God", the "King of Glory", "King and creator of heaven and earth and all they that dwell therein".
People of God, we have many reason to lift up holy hands and praises unto our God and not unto man for scripture declares that man's breath leaves him and he returns to the earth and all his plans perish with him. But, blessed is the man or woman who trust the Lord for He shall save them.
People of God, our God will forever be God. He will forever reign. He will forever be worthy of our praises. His promises will forever stand. His people will be preserved forever with Him now and in eternity.
People of God, make a commitment today that regardless of how hot the fires of life may be, regardless of how high the blaze may get, regardless of man's lion's den, regardless of who high the rivers may get, regardless of how strong the storms of life may rage or how strong the winds of opposition may blow, we MUST continue to lift our voice in praise to the Lord our God who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
People of God, the Lord our God is worthy for He is an "ABUNDANT HELPER" even in the time of trouble.
TRUST HIM ON TODAY! Go into your secret closet and talk to Him for He is waiting to hear from you.