10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
13 The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
14 From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
15 He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.
16 No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
19 To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.
As we celebrate our nations's 150th birthday, we cannot but be thankful for what God has done through the years. He has blessed our land tremendously. May we who populate Canada never forget that is is the Lord our God who has seen fit to lavish on us these blessings.
The psalmist has some wonderful thoughts for us to ponder upon as we join in the special celebration today.
I. The ___________________, who blesses.
A. He is the ____________________
B. He is the ____________________
C. He is the ____________________
II. The ________________ who are blessed.
A. They show _______________ for God.
B. They express _____________ on God.
C. They have ______________ in God.