Psalm 147 Outline
– Praise God’s name (Psalm 147:1)
– God brought back the Israelites to Jerusalem after they repent (Psalm 147:2-3)
– God knows every star in the sky (Psalm 147:4-6)
– Sing and make music to God (Psalm 147:7-9)
– God delights in a person who fear him (Psalm 147:10-11)
– The people of Jerusalem should praise God (Psalm 147:12-14)
– God controls the weather on earth (Psalm 147:15-18)
– The Israelites nation is the first nation to receive God’s law and commandments (Psalm 147:19-20)
Psalm 147 Summary
In Psalm 147:1, praise God’s name. It is pleasing and fitting to praise God.
In Psalm 147:2-3, God brought back the exile Israelites to Jerusalem and restore them after they humble themselves and turn back to God.
In Psalm 147:4-6, God knows how many stars there are in the sky. He knows the name of every star in the sky. The stars may refer to the saints that shine with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. God lifts up the humble and bring down the wicked.
In Psalm 147:7-9, sing and make music to God with harp. God is the provider for every living being on earth. God provides rain on earth and make the grass grow. He is the providence of the cattle and ravens.
In Psalm 147:10-11, God does not delight in a person who is powerful but he delights in a person who fear him and walk in his commandments.
In Psalm 147:12-14, the people of Jerusalem should praise God because he protect and grant peace and rich harvest to them.
In Psalm 147:15-18, God is the one who send the snow, hails and wind.
In Psalm 147:19-20, the Israelites nation is the first nation to receive the laws and commandments from God. God did not reveal his laws and commandments to other nations so they don’t know about them.
Psalm 147 Bible Study
1. Fear God
We must fear God and walk in his commandments. In Proverbs 8:13, the fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. In Matthew 10:28, and fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. In Proverbs 1:7, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. In Ecclesiastes 12:13, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.