We continue our journey through the book of Psalms today, taking a close looking at Psalm 146.
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 146:1
Why? Give me a good reason and I will.
“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.” – Psalm 146:3
Police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, first responders, and many other human beings, have saved far, far more people than God.
“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.” – Psalm 146:7
Does he? 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles told us the story of how God had tens of thousands (or was it hundreds of thousands) of livestock sacrificed by burning during the temple dedication. And by burned, these animals were not grilled for eating. They were simply burned into ash because God loves the smell of burning flesh.
“… the Lord loves the righteous.” – Psalm 146:8
Job, “the most righteous” man, argues otherwise.
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 146:10
Again, no thanks.
That concludes Psalm 146, another chapter in which we are told to praise God, but are given no good reason to.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 147: Untitled