Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 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. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD! ~Psalm 146 ESV~
In whom are you placing your trust today? From where are you seeking your help. The Creator and Sustainer of all things is the only One in whom we can trust, hope in, and seek salvation. Sing and shout your praises to Him today…For only He is worthy.
My personal poetic interpretation of the first Psalm…
How blessed is the one who forsakes the world and all its evil ways. How blessed is the one who seeks Your precious face. How blessed is the one who loves Your Word, and obeys it all His days. Oh that blessed day when I will look upon Your face. Help me Lord, for without you, this is an impossible race. I beg You Lord, please teach me Your ways.
I will absorb Your Word. I will drink Your living water. Through life’s storms I cannot fall. You are my Father. Plant me firmly in Your Word, In Your streams of living water. Let the fruit I yield be proof to the world, that You are my Father. Your Word says the wicked cannot prosper. Yet ALL things work together for good, for Your sons and daughters.
How blessed is the one who forsakes the world and all its evil ways. How blessed is the one who has called You Lord and felt Your precious grace. Oh that blessed day when I will look upon Your face. Search my heart and make it whole, for You know all my ways. The wicked will perish, their ways are evil, why do they live lives of waste. That was me before You saved me, oh who can know Your ways?