I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life along.
God will show compassion to the people who have suffered because of poor leadership.
The rich will be punished for their mistreatment of the poor.
Every once in a while I hear someone say to somebody who has just gotten something great, "That shows that God really loves you." And, sometimes, I read Psalm 146 and wonder.
This psalm begins by acclaiming praise for God and disdaining trust in powerful men. They won't last. God will.
According to this psalm, God cares about the oppressed, the hungry, prisoners, the blind, immigrants, orphans, and widows.
Jesus lived out this psalm. How is the church doing?
For as pressing milk produces curds,
and pressing the nose produces blood,
so pressing anger produces strife.
Prayer for Today: God, you have shown compassion to us. Instill in us the will to extend your compassion to the oppressed, the hungry, prisoners, the blind, immigrants, orphans, and widows. Amen.