The Lord Is and The Lord Does

Yesterday in Sunday School, our associate pastor Mike Golson filled in for our teacher who was out sick. We detoured from our book and discussed Psalm 145 and Psalm 146. We took 145 and listed all the things that the Lord is and what the Lord does from 146.

Here are a few attributes of who The Lord is:

  • Compassionate
  • Gracious
  • Loving
  • Faithful
  • Righteous
  • Slow to Anger

What I loved the most was Psalm 146, verses 5-10.

Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever, executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry, The Lord frees prisoners. The Lord opens (the eyes of) the blind. The Lord raises up those who are oppressed. The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked. The Lord reigns forever; Zion, your God (reigns) for all generations. Hallelujah!

I will be honest and admit that I don’t know if I’ve ever read this passage before. As always though, God speaks through His word at the perfect time.  Obviously my mind is always on EB and I keep thinking about this. These verses brought me some comfort yesterday. I needed that reminder from the Psalms of what the Lord is and what the Lord does.

But that’s not where the story ends. Mike reminded us that if we are Christians, then we too are to be like the Lord. We are to be His hands and feet. And I know I fall short every single day. There is so much injustice in this world and I often wonder why God allows it and why He doesn’t just step in and stop it all. Because He certainly could. But perhaps He is wondering why His hands and feet haven’t done the same…


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