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Psalms 115

The Only True Hero
1God, glorify your name!
Yes, your name alone be glorified, not ours.
For you are the one who loves us passionately,
and you are faithful and true.
2Why should the unbelievers mock us, saying,
“Where is this God of yours?”
3But we know our God rules from the heavens,
and he takes delight in all that he does.
4The unbelievers worship what they make—
their wealth and their work.
5-8They idolize what they own
and what they make with their hands,
but their things can’t talk to them or answer their prayers.
Their possessions will never satisfy.
Their futile faith in dead idols and dead works
can never bring life or meaning to their souls.
Blind men can only create blind things.
Those deaf to God can only make a deaf image. # 115:5–8 Referring to the idols, the literal Hebrew could be translated “With mouths, but they cannot speak; with eyes, but they cannot see; with ears, but they cannot hear; with noses, but they cannot smell; with hands, but they cannot feel; with feet, but they cannot walk. Those who make them will become like them and everyone who trusts in them.”
Dead men can only create dead idols.
And everyone who trusts in these powerless, dead things
will be just like what they worship—powerless and dead.
9So trust in the Lord, all his people.
For he is the only true hero,
the wraparound God who is our shield!
10You, his priests, trust in the Lord.
For he is the only true hero,
God-wrapped-around-us as our shield.
11Yes, all his lovers who bow before him, trust in the Lord.
For he is our only true hero,
God-wrapped-around-us as our shield.
12The Lord will never forget us in our need; he will bless us indeed!
He will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron, his priest.
13Yes! He will bless his devoted lovers who bow before him,
no matter who they are.
14-15God himself will fill you with more.
Blessings upon blessings will be heaped upon you
and upon your children from the maker of heaven and earth,
the very God who made you!
16The heavens belong to our God; they are his alone,
but he has given us # 115:16 Or “Adam’s sons.” the earth and put us in charge.
17-18Dead people cannot praise the Lord, but we can!
Those who sink to the silence of the grave
can no longer give glory to God, but we can!
So let’s praise the Lord and let it go on forever.
Hallelujah, and praise the Lord!

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