Psalm 146: 3-5

Psalm 146: 3-5

Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.

Courteous readers, here Psalmist David sings his heart out from his experiences, just as he had tasted and realised what a mighty God He is.

Here he says not to put one’s trust in princes, in human beings whose spirit depart and they return to the ground, then their plans are no more. But blessed are all people who see God of Jacob as their help and put their hope in the Lord.

When there comes the need of the hour, we quickly remind ourselves of certain people of authority and power such as doctors and lawyers. But when we practice to first remind ourselves of God, pray fervently, then seek people of authority next, the Lord remains faithful to us so He guides us through them.

Verse 6 says

He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.

He is God of Jacob, the deceiver. The psalm doesn’t say God of Israel but Jacob. God loves sinners; sinners with sickness, weaknesses. He redeemed and turned Jacob to Israel. Now if you come to God, He will be your God, the maker of Heaven and earth. He remains faithful forever. The verses following goes on like this

7   He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8     the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

Here is a list of all He does.

Man can make many promises but sooner or later change his thoughts, ways and his promises come to nothing. God of Jacob remains faithful forever.

I ask you all to come to Him, put your trust in Him and seek His help.

 

Cheers

Rhema

 

 

 

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