Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Psalm 146:6-10

Good morning!

Psalm 146:6-10: ...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!

This just put a spring in my step, as my Pastor would say, when I read this!  You see, I have been exploited and I have been hungry.  I have been a prisoner and I have been blind.  I have been oppressed and felt like a foreigner in my own body.  But God brought me justice and fed me with His Word!  He opened my eyes and raised me up.  He loves me and protects me.  He will continue to frustrate the ways of the wicked who seek to do my family harm.  Don't you just feel like proclaiming, "The LORD reigns forever!  He reigns for all generations.  Hallelujah!"

I love The Message version of this too so I will close with that. 

He always does what he says—
he defends the wronged,
he feeds the hungry.
God frees prisoners—
he gives sight to the blind,
he lifts up the fallen.
God loves good people, protects strangers,
takes the side of orphans and widows,
but makes short work of the wicked.

God's in charge—always.
Zion's God is God for good!

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