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Read Psalm 147:12-20


Read Psalm 147:12-20

      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!

Think

The Psalmist contrasts natures obedience to God's word to that of people - God speaks and it hails / snows / brings forth fruit.
God has also spoken to people.

Pray

Lord, help me to hear you like nature hears you.  Let obedience and companionship with you be second nature to me.

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