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Read Psalm 147:12-20

Read Psalm 147:12-20

12   Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13   He keeps your gates strong;
he blesses your people.
14   He keeps your borders safe
and satisfies you with the finest wheat.
15   He gives a command to the earth,
and what he says is quickly done.
16   He spreads snow like a blanket
and scatters frost like dust.
17   He sends hail like gravel;
no one can endure the cold he sends!
18   Then he gives a command, and the ice melts;
he sends the wind, and the water flows.
19   He gives his message to his people,
his instructions and laws to Israel.
20   He has not done this for other nations;
they do not know his laws.
Praise the Lord! [1]


This Psalm remembers the power and majesty of God – what he creates, the measure of his authority and the blessings he pours out.  Then at the end – it reflects on the privilege of hearing from this God.  “He gives his message to his people…” (Vs 19).


Lord, help me to appreciate the privilege of hearing your word and knowing who you are.  Let me listen more carefully and gain more wisdom.

[1] American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.

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