Daily Devotion on Psalm 146

Devotion Text: Psalm 146

This is our God.

Our God is the God of Jacob who maintained his promise of the Messiah through years of sinful humanity. This God who made the heavens and the earth also designed to give his creation as an inheritance to his people, though we have not earned it. This God has remained faithful though we have not. This God is our God not because of anything we have done to earn it, but because he loves us.

Reading this Psalm is a tremendous lesson in prayer. The attributes assigned to our God here have been the attributes God has had since the beginning of time. God has always upheld the cause of the oppressed, fed the hungry, set prisoners free, given sight to the blind and so on.

Want proof?

Look no further than Jesus. Our Savior literally gave sight to the blind while he was on Earth. He fed the hungry with earthly food while feeding them with everlasting spiritual food. Jesus constantly lifted up those who were bowed down–eating with tax collectors and admonishing those “without sin” to throw the first stone. Our Jesus loved the righteous and frustrated the wicked, forever, by his death on the cross.

Those same attributes are still present today as Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, looking after the widows and orphans of this world–both believers and unbelievers–because of his incredible compassion. Our God still loves the righteous and frustrates the wicked as he guides his church to its eventual home in heaven.

Prayer: My Jesus, thank you for being what I could not–perfect, blameless, loving, self-sacrificing. You became what I could not be so that I might become what you are. Forgive me for all of the times I have put my trust in this world’s princes or in myself. Forgive me for all the times I have failed to praise you for your greatness and your grace. You alone have the power to help and the power to save. In your name alone I trust and in your name I pray, Amen.

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About Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey is a Christian, husband, father of two boys, sportswriter, and aspiring author. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a degree in Biblical Languages in 2009. A lifelong midwesterner, he moved to Florida with his family in 2010 and is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church (WELS).

Posted on September 14, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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