Read Psalm 146
146 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
2I will praise him as long as I live;
I will sing to my God all my life.
3Don’t put your trust in human leaders;
no human being can save you.
4When they die, they return to the dust;
on that day all their plans come to an end.
5Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them
and who depend on the Lord their God,
6the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea,
and all that is in them.
He always keeps his promises;
7he judges in favour of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free
8and gives sight to the blind.
He lifts those who have fallen;
he loves his righteous people.
9He protects the strangers who live in our land;
he helps widows and orphans,
but takes the wicked to their ruin.
10The Lord is king for ever.
Your God, O Zion, will reign for all time.
Praise the Lord!
The Psalmist tells "Don't put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you." Countries, companies, churches are always hoping that this or that leader will show them the way. Unless we are led by God - we don't have much hope.
The Psalmist reminds us of God's faithfulness - and God's heart: 'He judges in favour of the oppressed... he protects strangers, helps widows and orphans and brings the wicked to their ruin.'
Help me to be led by you Lord Jesus, may my heart desire what your heart desires.
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