Day of Rest 5-27-12

The Image of God and Stewardship

Psalms 144:1

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, {And} my fingers for battle;1

My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.2

O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?3

Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.4

Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.5

Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Send out Your arrows and confuse them.6

Stretch forth Your hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens7

Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.8

I will sing a new song to You, O God; Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,9

Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.10

Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaks deceit And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.11

Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;12

Let our garners be full, furnishing every kind of produce, {And} our flocks bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;13

Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, {Let there be} no outcry in our streets!14

How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!15