I love it! Psalm 147 has been my companion for several days and parts of some nights, like last night. I awoke at 1 am and up until 7:30 am… just a lot of pain from the disease. And as I read this Psalm it is so so encouraging. In it the call is to PRAISE THE LORD and SING HIS PRAISES… and in the call to consider the Greatness of Him, His works, such as the stars, which He has numbered and named and His consideration for the beast of the field to be provided for and the young ravens that are abandoned by their mothers and cry out … He who holds the stars and knows them all He stoops to care for the animals, providing water through the unleashing of rain through the clouds, grass, and what is needed.

From Greatness to Graciousness and His Generosity extends also to a group of people, the hurting, suffering ones…identified as…

Outcasts” -v 2

“Brokenhearted”- v 3

“Wounded “- v 3

‘Afflicted”- v 6

And to these dear ones, He who is GREAT shows His GRACIOUSNESS, compassion… the “Outcasts” were brought back to their land. -{v 2}. The “Brokenhearted” He heals.-{v 3}. “The “Wounded,” He binds up their wounds. -{v 3} To The “Afflicted,” He “Supports,” and will bring down the proud! -{v 6}.

“The two great topics of the Song is therefore the greatness and the goodness of GOD. Over and
over again the sweet singer repeats these two truths, never tiring of his theme.
The first lesson then is the goodness of GOD.
(1) “The Lord doth build up Jerusalem.”
(2) “He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.”
(3) “He healeth the broken in heart.”
(4) “The LORD lifteth up the meek.”
(5) “He . . . prepareth rain for the earth.”
(6) He “. . . maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.”
(7) “He giveth to the beast his food.”
(8) “The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him.”
(9) He “blessed thy children.”
(10) He “maketh peace in thy borders.”
(11) “He . . . filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.”
(12) “He showeth his word unto Jacob,” and so forth.

The second and lasting lesson of the Song is the greatness of GOD.
(1) “He telleth the number of the stars.”
(2) “He calleth them all by their names.”
(3) “His understanding is infinite.”
(4) “Who covereth the Heaven with clouds.”
(5) “He giveth snow like wool.”
(6) “He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.”
(7) “He casteth forth his ice like morsels.”
(8) “Who can stand before his cold?”
(9) “He causeth his wind to blow.”
(10) “And the waters flow,” and so forth.
Since GOD is so good and so great, let us praise him, trust him, and obey him.



“Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;”- v1

“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre,”- v7

“Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!” – v 12

“Praise the Lord!”- v 20

Read Psalm 147 and LOOK and Note HIS GREATNESS and GRACIOUSNESS, Generosity…. and as you note them do as the PSALMIST does and PRAISE THE LORD… as Creation TESTIFIES to Him…

Another night, so little sleep, but not alone, His Word my companion and comfort…. and not to mention the beginning to study of “clouds” and “rain,” that He speaks of. That I may not be blind and miss His wonderful creation around me,

God bless….. and PRAISE THE LORD for His GREATNESS and GRACIOUSNESS…He Is Worthy-🙂