Doxology of Praise
Psalm 146





Doxology of Praise, Psalm 146. We have such incredible examples from the life of David to love and follow the Lord no matter what turn life takes.




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1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.

2 While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:

8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:

9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

10 The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 146, KJV






Doxology of Praise
Psalm 146



This entire Psalm is really a Doxology of Praise to God, beginning in much the same way as it ends by praising God even from the very depths of the Psalmist's soul.



David, the Psalmist, then continues with his own testimony in verse 2. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.


In essence David is proclaiming that even in every breath he takes, he praises the Lord. In other words, his heart is lifted up in praise to God in all of his circumstances of life. Now that is really what our goal in life should be. In everything, good or bad, our hearts are lifted up in praise to God.



But, David does not stop there; he encourages everyone to trust in God and then continues with examples of God's work among both the Godly and the ungodly in verses 3-9.



3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:

8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:

9 The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.



We have such incredible examples from the life of David to love and follow the Lord no matter what turn life takes. Was David's life an example of peace, joy, and contentment every day of his life? Absolutely not! Rather, much of David's life was consumed with troubles and wars.



Was David perfect! Again, absolutely not! The examples from the life of David give us much hope as Christians today. How can God love us when we so often turn away from Him? Just as God forgave David for some very grievous sins, so He is always ready to receive and forgive a truly repentant heart.



Praise God for this wonderful Doxology of Praise!







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