“Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord . I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to my God as long as I live. Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save. When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die. Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever, executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The Lord frees prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord raises up those who are oppressed. The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked. The Lord reigns forever; Zion, your God reigns for all generations. Hallelujah!”
I simple song of praise, Psalm 146, opens and closes with a “Hallelujah”, the universal word for “praise God”. The psalmist started that he will worship God with his whole heart for his whole life. He advises us as readers to NOT trust in mere man because even Noble men’s lives are temporary and cannot save. He then proceeds to tell us why we should give praise to God and trust in Him:
1. it will make you happy
2. because He’s our Creator. He made us and He can fix us!
3. He is forever faithful
4. He gives justice to the exploited, food to the hungry, freedom to prisoners, vison to the blind and advancement to the oppressed
5. He loves the righteous
6. protects the foriegners
7. helps the fatherless and widow (those who can’t help themselves)
8. frustrates the plans of the wicked
God reigns forever and and over every generation.
Hallelujah, our Great God reigns!
Think about it!