Jun - Jul 2019

Psalm 146: Praising the Goodness of God

Dave Rodriguez

Jul 7, 2019

Overview:

  • Praise is the focus of the last 5 songs in the whole compilation. They have been called the Hallelujah Psalms. This one kicks them off.

  • Probably started as a song written for himself that later became a song for the whole assembly of the people of God.

  • The use of the body in worship is all through the bible. It is biblical!

  • The songwriter is so concerned that he praises God fully he also adds how LONG he wants to praise God.

Psalm 146

1Praise the Lord! Let all that I am praise the Lord. 2I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. 3Don't put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. 4When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. 5But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever. 7He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The Lord frees the prisoners. 8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down. The Lord loves the godly. 9The Lord protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked. 10The Lord will reign forever. He will be your God, O Jerusalem, throughout the generations. Praise the Lord!

10 Awesome Things About God:

  1. He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.

  2. He keeps every promise forever.

  3. He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry.

  4. The LORD frees the prisoners.

  5. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind.

  6. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down.

  7. The LORD loves the godly.

  8. The LORD protects the foreigners among us.

  9. He cares for the orphans and widows, but...

  10. He frustrates the plans of the wicked.