Read Psalm 147
We really don’t know who wrote this psalm, but there are some clues as to when it might have been written. Look at verse 2 and consider when there might be talk about rebuilding Jerusalem and bringing exiles back. About when in the timeline of Israel’s history might this be?
Now, the rest of the psalm is broken up into three sections. For each of these sections, there is a call to praise followed by some reasons to praise God.
Here are the sections: vv 1-6, vv 7-11, and vv 12-20.
For each of these sections, what are the reasons for praising the Lord that are given?
Now consider your life. If you were asked to give reasons to praise God, what would you say?
No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love. -v11