Psalm 115

Where do you place your trust?

Psalm 115 cautions us not to place our trust in things our hands can build.
Why? We become like what we trust.

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.
They cannot make a sound with their throats.
Those who make them are just like them,
as are all who trust in them. (v. 4-8 CSB)

Trusting in things our hands build ultimately robs us of hope.
Things fail.
Idols are powerless to save.

We need God.

Our God was not created by human hands.
He is the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth. (v. 15 CSB)

The LORD is our help and shield.
He alone is worthy of our trust.

You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their help and shield. (v. 11 CSB)

He alone is worthy of our praise.

Not to us, LORD, not to us,
but to your name give glory
because of your faithful love, because of your truth. (v. 1 CSB)

Father, You alone are worthy of my praise. When I am tempted to rely on what I can do or what my hands can create, help me remember to place my trust in You, the Maker of heaven and earth, my help and my shield. Thank You for Your faithful love. I give glory to Your name today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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