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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Meditation and Prayer on Psalm 146.

Meditation and Prayer on Psalm 146. 
For a Saturday Morning, or any other day.

September 6, 2014

Precious Heavenly Father, I confess that You have prepared our souls to praise You.
It is good to praise You in our souls, for You are a Spirit and are glorified with
spiritual worship. Unless worship proceeds from the soul of man, in spirit and in truth,
it is simply and idolatry engaged in by the body.

I was created and given life in order to glorify You with praises, for You alone are
worthy of such praises. You created me and gave me existence that does not come
from princes or the rich, for in You we all live and move and have our being. How
foolish to trust in such, for they are as empty as the chaff that is blown by the wind!

There is no help in the man. Man comes into the world; there is no light in him. He
brings nothing into the world, and only learns what he sees and hears as a natural
man. 

If he is worldly wise, he can learn much about the world for it is Your handiwork and
You have given him capacity to understand Your eternal power and godhead, but if he
does not seek You, his thought are vanity and idolatry, being only of the world, and
when breath goes from him, he returns to the dust and is forgotten. So are his hopes
and dreams and happiness, for his soul perishes in Your wrath and eternal punishment.

The man is happy that trusts in the Lord because You have made covenant with Your
people. Your promise cannot fail.

Your people have hope because of Your promise, and because it is Your promise, it
cannot fail. So their hope cannot fail. Not only is it Your promise, but it is sealed with
Your immutable oath, that the Lord Jesus is our priest forever after the order of
Melchizedek.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob--the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ—is our God
and Your covenant with Your Son is our covenant, for we are children of the Promise
just as Isaac was.

O precious Father, You have power to keep Your Promise, because You are the True
and living God that made the earth and the heavens. You guard and treasure up the
truth and keeps it forever and ever.

You remembers all the promises that You made to Your people. None of them shall
fail. It is not vain to trust in the Lord.

You are the true keeper of the oppressed, the hungry. You save the slave, the needy the
blind. You raise them up and preserve those that trust in You, for it is only those who
believe who have access to Your Promises.  

You save strangers and widows.

Jehovah is the true and living God, the Father of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus is the Word
who was made flesh. He hears the blasphemy of the ungodly and faithless. He turns
their way upside down.

God reigns forever and ever. He is the God of those who trust in Christ the Lord. Jesus
Christ sits upon the throne of David in Zion forever. His promises are to a thousand
generations, even forever.

Hallelujah!
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