The Worship Quote of the Week for (11/02/2004):

Do Not Put Your Trust in Princes
Today’s WORSHIP QUOTE is from the Psalter, an Election-Day reminder that “the Lord reigns forever.” Ultimately, God’s purposes will prevail—no doubt about it.


Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD, O my soul.
I will praise the LORD all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them-
the LORD , who remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets prisoners free,
the LORD gives sight to the blind,
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the alien
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

The LORD reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the LORD.

—Psalm 146, New International Version, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.

[About the election today, I encourage you to do five things: 1) pray, 2) read your Bible and think, 3) pray, 4) vote, and 5) pray. “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky

To subscribe, unsubscribe, or view a complete
index of worship quotes, please visit