Psalms 146 Glad

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Psalm 146:1 Praise the Lord.[a]
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.

a. Psalm 146:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 1

Boy... I had a hard time finding a good commentary this morning. The majority are preachy about the Christian Church.... but this poem was written before Christ came to earth.... so it's about faith in God....not so much the church of God.

So I found this at workingpreacher.org.

While statements like the American "Pledge of Allegiance" are expressions of the loyalty persons owe to nations, verses 3 and 4 of this psalm warn against giving our ultimate allegiance to any human institution. Political leaders, even kings and princes are human, with all the faults and limitations that are common to humans. And these leaders won't be around forever. They are mortals (the Hebrew word is adam) who will one day die and return to the earth (Hebrew: adamah). This Hebrew play on words could be reproduced in English by saying they are humans and will return to the humus. One day the breath (one could translate the Hebrew as "wind") of these politicians will stop blowing and the promises and platforms and plans of these windbags will disappear with them.​
Yep.... being a Theocrate will someday have it's perks.

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