What the Lord Does

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry.  The LORD looseth the prisoners: The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the wicked he turneth upside down.

Psalm 146:5-9

This passage starts off with the phrase: “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help…”  That is so true.  We should be happy and thankful every day that we know the Lord and that He is our help.  We should be even happier when we look at all that He does.  This is by no means a complete list, but look at the things mentioned in this passage:

1. He made the heaven and earth and sea and everything therein.
-It’s nice to serve the God who created everything.

2. He “keepeth truth for ever.”
-We do not have to worry about God lying to us.  We do not have to worry about God deceiving us.  He is truth.

3. He “executeth judgment for the oppressed.”
-Sometimes, we feel oppressed and abused.  God will make everything right in His time.  He will execute righteous judgment.

4. He “giveth food to the hungry.”
-He feeds us spiritual food that we can get nowhere else.

5. He “looseth the prisoners.”
-We were bound by our sins.  He loosed us to experience freedom in Him.

6. He “openeth the eyes of the blind.”
-Just like Bartamaeus, we were blind and He gave us sight.

7. He “raiseth them that are bowed down.”
-He picks us up when we are weak and stumbling.

8. He “loveth the righteous.”
-Christians are called “the righteous,” not because of anything that we have done, but because of our position in Christ Jesus, Who is “the Righteous.”

9. He “preserveth the strangers.”
-We were strangers to God, now we are “pilgrims and strangers” in this world.  He preserves us.

10. He “relieveth the fatherless and widow.”
-He helps those who have no one else to help them.

11. He “turneth upside down” the way of the wicked.
-His judgment is always right.

How could you not be happy and thankful for a God like that?  How could you not love the Lord even more when you think of all these things?  What a wonderful Saviour!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Ben

    I had reason to review a friend’s resume yesterday. As I read this, I smiled … reads like a resume of sorts, doesn’t it?
    The Mighty God who does all this and more calls me friend; “stoops down to make me great” and gave His Best so I could have eternal life. Isn’t He wonderful indeed!! Makes me feel honoured to be in such good company! 🙂

    Great post!


    You Are God Alone – Phillips, Craig and Dean


  2. Thank you so much, Ben, for setting the tone of the day! Be thankful and happy in the Lord! God bless you as you share Him and His greatness!


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