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PSALM 146 - No Trust in Men? 27 Mar 2020

Verse 3 intrigues me:
"Do not put your trust in princes,
in any child of Adam,
who has no power to save."

Why should I not trust an authority? Why should I not trust a child of Adam? A reasonable answer can only be found in answering the question: " trust for what?" Because normally, I believe we should trust our fellow people and authorities. Of course they may disappoint us.

Trust for Eternity

There is however no man whom we can trust for a life in eternity. I praise God for only He can provide me an eternal life.

Psalm 146

1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh, my soul!
2 I will praise Yahweh all my life,
I will make music to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
in any child of Adam,
who has no power to save.
4 When his spirit goes forth
he returns to the earth,
on that very day
all his plans come to nothing.
5 How blessed is he who has Jacob's God to help him,
his hope is in Yahweh his God,
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them.
He keeps faith for ever,
7 gives justice to the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry;
Yahweh sets prisoners free.
8 Yahweh gives sight to the blind,
lifts up those who are bowed down.
9 Yahweh protects the stranger,
he sustains the orphan and the widow.
Yahweh loves the upright,
but he frustrates the wicked.
10 Yahweh reigns for ever,
your God, Zion,
from age to age.

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.


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