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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 115)

11 Mar

Psalm 115

Not to us, Lord, not to usscreen-shot-2016-11-06-at-5-25-16-am
    but to your name be the glory,
    because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven;
    he does whatever pleases him.
But their idols are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.
They have mouths, but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear,
    noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel,
    feet, but cannot walk,
    nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

All you Israelites, trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.

12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us:
    He will bless his people Israel,
    he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the Lord
    small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish,
    both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord,
    but the earth he has given to mankind.
17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
    those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the Lord,
    both now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on March 11, 2017 in idolatry

 

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One response to “Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 115)

  1. Sally Berk

    March 14, 2017 at 7:38 am

    The God of Creation is independent of the universe, a concept foreign to the worldviews of eastern religions, virtually all of which involve idol-images. Yoga, anyone? Of course it’s an exercise regimen but the roots are Buddhist: the word means “spiritual discipline” and the goal is self-enlightenment, making the ego transcendant. Does that thought ring any bells?

     

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