Psalms 146-150 – Day 2

This post is Day 2 in a series of studies about “Psalms 146-150”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Psalms 146-150 – Day 2

Psalm 146:2-4

I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.

The Thought

The psalmist began this song of praise by making a decision and announcing to anyone who cared to listen that as long as he had breath he would praise God. That would be a good decision for most of us to make at any time. Praising God is an easy thing to decide when all is going well, but during the hard times it is a promise that is not so easy to keep. We all know that God promises never to leave us, but sometimes we feel as though He is too far away and deaf to our prayers. When that happens, we must remember His promise to never leave us (Hebrews 13:5).

The suggestion in the verses today is that people make too many plans without consulting the Lord, and no matter what our personal wishes for the future are, we must remember that sooner or later we will leave this earthly life!

While we have our lives on earth, we must all learn to trust God more, knowing that He has a plan for each of us. What God said to the people of Israel, He is also saying to us. “I know the plans I have for you,” declares The Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Often life doesn’t seem to be going the way we want it to, or expect it to, and it is at those times that we need to trust God for His plans, as today’s verse and Jeremiah’s prophecy suggest.


Read Jeremiah 29 today and be encouraged that just as God had plans for the people of Israel, so He has plans for you and those you love.

Thank Him for those plans today and be encouraged.

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