Psalm 147 – An incredible sandwich….

Joe Sperling over on the Assemblyboard posted these thoughts on Psalm 147:
Praise ye the LORD: for [it is] good to sing praises unto our God; for [it is] pleasant; [and] praise is comely.  The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel, v.1-2.

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds, v.3.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names. Great [is] our Lord, and of great power: his understanding [is] infinite., v.4-5.

The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground, v.6.

Note how v.3 speaks of God healing the broken in heart and healing them. Then in v.4-5 the infinite knowledge and understanding of God is mentioned–His incredible omnipresence–He is the infinite God—the Creator of all that there is!!!! But then v.6 goes back to mentioning how God “lifts the meek”.

His greatness is sandwiched between two verses speaking of our weakness! This omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God, vast in power and glory, humbles himself to deal with us!!! To lift us up when we are down. To encourage us in our way. To heal the broken heart, and bind up the wounds.

The Lord has named all the stars. Though innumerable, he knows them all intimately. Yet his main pleasure is not in the vastness of space. Though of infinite understanding and wisdom, God says His pleasure is in this, v.11, The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

How incredible to know just how close God is to every one of us who hope in Him, because He delights in us!

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Margaret Irons and her husband Steve and three children were in the Fullerton Geftakys Assembly for twenty years. We left in March, 1990. We are still recovering and learning in Orange County, CA.

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