Monday, April 22, 2013

Praise The Lord Jesus

Psalm 146

1Praise the Lord.a
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3Do not put Your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
4When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
He remains faithful forever.
7He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.


This and all the rest of the Psalms that follow begin and end with Hallelujah, a word which puts much of God's praise into a little compass; for in it we praise Him by His Name Jah, the contraction of Jehovah.

In this excellent Psalm of praise,

I. The psalmist engages himself to praise God (v. 1, 2).

II. He engages others to trust in him, which is one necessary and acceptable way of praising him.

1. He shows why we should not trust in men (v. 3, 4).

2. Why we should trust in God (v. 5), because of His power in the Kingdom of nature (v. 6), His dominion in the Kingdom of providence (v. 7), and His grace in the Kingdom of the Messiah Jesus (v. 8, 9), that Everlasting Kingdom (v. 10), to which this Psalm refers, and to which therefore we should have an eye, in the singing of it.

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