Tehillim / Psalms 146, ספר תהילים קמו, Part 1, Reasons all the Nations give Him Praise


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 146:1-10, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה: ב אֲהַלְלָה יְהֹוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי: 146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (NASB) From the depth of David’s soul he praises the Lord. Can you say the same as he does, that all of our being is in the Lord God Almighty? He continues saying, ג אַל-תִּבְטְחוּ בִנְדִיבִים בְּבֶן-אָדָם | שֶׁאֵין לוֹ תְשׁוּעָה: ד תֵּצֵא רוּחוֹ יָשֻׁב לְאַדְמָתוֹ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא אָבְדוּ עֶשְׁתֹּנֹתָיו: ה אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁאֵל יַעֲקֹב בְּעֶזְרוֹ שִֹבְרוֹ עַל-יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהָיו: 146:3 Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. 146:4 His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. 146:5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, (NASB) David says there is no salvation in man. This suggests that all salvation comes by the hand of God. This means that regardless of by whose hand help comes, all of these things are attributed to the Lord God Almighty.

Read more here: Tehillim 146-Part1