Daily Bible Reading “Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem” (Psalm 147:12-20)

Psalm 147 12Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 147:12-20. In this Scripture, the Psalmist cries out to Jerusalem to praise the LORD God of Zion. He strengthened their gates and blessed them with children. He makes peace in their borders and fills them with the finest wheat.

He sends His commandment throughout the earth, sharing His Word. He gives snow like wool and scatters frost like ashes. He casts ice like morsels to show forth the cold. He sends His word to melt them and causes the wind to blow, and the water to flow.

Reading this Scripture reminds me of the weather we’ve been having lately. It seems like the weather goes from one extreme to the other. We often complain about the weather if it’s not pleasing to us. This Scripture helps us to remember it is God who makes the snow to fall, the wind to blow, and the rain to come. He also makes the sun to shine and the beautiful blue skies to brighten our days. Just as life is not always pleasant, we can’t always have the weather we prefer, but we can still enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

Not only did God bless Jerusalem as His chosen city, the LORD God also gave His statutes and judgments to Jacob to deliver to Israel. God hasn’t dealt with any other nation like He has dealt with Israel, and no other nation has known His judgments like Israel. Along with God’s blessings comes His judgment. He is a just God. He loves us, but it is also His duty to judge us as a righteous judge.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 147:12-20

12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why did God choose Jerusalem as His chosen city?
  • Why were the people of Jerusalem God’s chosen people?
  • Why did God reveal to Jacob His statutes for Israel as His chosen land?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 147 where the Psalmist cries out to Jerusalem to praise You. Thank You for helping us to understand Your relationship with Israel and Jerusalem. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We anxiously await Your return. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

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For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is the 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 has already been published in a book called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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Daily Bible Reading “Great is our LORD” (Psalm 147:1-11)

Psalm 147 5Great is our LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 147:1-11. Psalm 147 is a Psalm of praise to the LORD. The Psalmist declares it is good to sing praises to our God. The LORD builds up Jerusalem and gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals those with a broken heart.

He knows all the stars by name. Great is our LORD. He is powerful. His knowledge is infinite. He lifts up the meek and casts the wicked to the ground. Let’s all sing praises to the LORD with thanksgiving in our hearts for He is merciful and full of love for us.

He causes it to rain and waters the flowers, trees, and all the earth. He provides food for the beast of the field and the fowl of the air. The LORD takes pleasure in those who love Him, fear Him, and find hope in His mercy.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 147:1-11

1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

 

Things to think about:

  • Do you enjoy singing praises to the LORD?
  • List the things in this Scripture for which we can be thankful to the LORD.
  • List the attributes of the LORD that are mentioned in this Scripture.
  • In what ways can you praise the LORD for the things you listed?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 147 where the Psalmist exhorts us to sing praises to Your holy name. Help us to praise You and worship You for who You are and all You do for us. You are merciful, graceful, knowledgeable, infinite, loving, and kind. You are our provider, protector, savior, and friend. Help us to remember to praise You for all these things. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150.

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

For the study of Psalm 119 see my book: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

 

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PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Come back again tomorrow. Please invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.

 

Featured Book:

psalms_part_5-25The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
by Deborah H. Bateman

About the book:

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is the 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 was published in a book called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.

The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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