Psalm 146:1-4 NIV 2011
Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul.
I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princess, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
This is the first of the final five Psalms, each a psalm of praise. Praise is done with humble contrite hearts yielded to God. Worship recognizes who God is. Praise encompasses what He’s done. Psalm 103:1, “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Songs of praise are continual. Psalm 106:2, “Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.” Trust in
God. Isaiah 2:22a, “Stop trusting in mere humans…” Praising God exalts everything He’s done.
Studying God’s Word daily gives me insight into who He is and how He is at work in the lives of believers. From the Old Testament to the New, He remains the same God, worthy of praise. Standing amazed each time I see His hand in the details of my life keeps me continually looking to Him for direction and purpose. In less than a week, we lost our condo tenant and placed it on Zillow. After multiple showings, we have it rented. What God’s done in the past is praise worthy today.
How will we worship God?
Praising God persistently,