Psalm 48 Outline
– God is most worthy of praise because he protected Jerusalem (Psalm 48:1-3)
– God struck Jerusalem’s enemies with terror (Psalm 48:4-7)
– God made Jerusalem secure (Psalm 48:8)
– God is righteous and his name is worthy to be praised (Psalm 48:9-11)
– The psalmist bade the people to thank God because not one of the wall of Jerusalem is demolished (Psalm 48:12-14)
Psalm 48 Summary
In Psalm 48:1-3, God is great and most worthy of praise in Jerusalem, the city of the God. God acts like Jerusalem’s fortress and protect it from the enemies.
In Psalm 48:4-7. when the kings joined forces to attack Jerusalem, God struck them with terror and made them retreat.
In Psalm 48:8, God is the one who makes Jerusalem secure and protect it from the enemies.
In Psalm 48:9-11, God shows his love and goodness to Jerusalem because they are obedient to him. God’s name is praised to the ends of the earth. He is a righteous God and is not partial in making judgment.
In Psalm 48:12-14, the psalmist bade the people to walk around Jerusalem, count its towers, ramparts, and view her citadels and offer thanksgivings to God because not one has been destroyed. Thus, they should give praises to God forever and let him guide them to the end.
Psalm 48 Bible Study
1. Obedience bring blessings
God protects Jerusalem and grant the people there peace because they faithfully obey and do his commandments. If you want God’s blessings to be in your life, you must be obedient to God and do his commandments (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Zechariah 1:6). Loving God means doing his commandments (1 John 5:3; 1 John 2:3; 2 John 1:6).