Sacred Spaces 452– of Psalm 147
10 February 2015
We read this Psalm as a call to worship… the words just resonated with something deep inside of me:
“Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.”
These ancient words carry such relevant modern truth!
It always pleasant and fitting to praise God. Right now, where you are reading this, pause and simply praise God. There is just something so alluring about our God…
Verse 2 reminds us, it is God who builds. Take heart from that.
And if your heart is heavy and broken, He will heal it.
Our incredible and powerful God names ALL the stars. Wow! Have you gazed at the stars? There is heck of a lot…
“5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”
We learn from these lines, that God provides.
Put your faith and trust in that truth.
And what I like from verse 5, His understanding… has no limit.
We keep discovering more of God…
“10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
12 Extol the Lord, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.
13 He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.
14 He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.”
Unfailing love, grants peace, satisfies and strengthens…
If you need those… cling to God.
“16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18 He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.”
20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the Lord.
There is no end to God.
He is sovereign! Lean on Him
“How pleasant and fitting to praise him!” Psalm 147: 1b