Psalm 146

This morning, I read Psalm 146 – reading the Bible at the pace of one chapter per day unfortunately does not always land on the Christmas story during Christmas time, but this was still a pleasant psalm.

Psalm 146 begins with praise in verses 1-2:

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

In verses 5-6, this psalm describes the Lord’s blessings:

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and everything that is in them…

The psalm ends with a description of the Lord’s justice in verses 7-10:

[The Lord] executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.

The Lord opens the eyes of those who are blind;
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
The Lord will reign forever,
Your God, Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!

This is a relaxing and affirming psalm to read because it reminds us of the Lord’s constant presence in our lives, even through difficult times.

I just finished reading “La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa” recently. This was my first time reading a full chapter book in Italian. I read it out loud to practice speaking (since I don’t have much contact with Italian speakers to practice). I mean to have it done in 2021, but it was nice to have one book done for my reading challenge with Goodreads on Day 1 of 2022.

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