Psalm 147

The invisible people

This Psalm is about the invisible people. It’s about the outcasts; the ones who no-one notices. Do you feel like that sometimes? In verse 2, he gathers them:

The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. (Psalm 147:2 KJV)

In verse 3, God heals them from their broken heart.

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3 KJV)

In verse 4, we see that He knows them all by name, no matter how small, or how hidden, or how insignificant they feel.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. (Psalm 147:4 KJV)

In verse 6 He exalts the meek.

The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. (Psalm 147:6 KJV)

In verse 7 he makes grass to grow on the mountains where no-one can see it or access it — except for the lonely beasts that graze there.

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. (Psalm 147:8 KJV)

In verse 9 he feeds even the ravens no matter how far they are from civilisation.

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. (Psalm 147:9 KJV)

In verses 10-11 He tells us that He takes no pleasure in the measures of importance we use, but that His love is for those who serve him, no matter how small they feel.

He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. (Psalm 147:10-11 KJV)

So if you feel small, alone, unworthy or forgotten, this Psalm is God’s message to you.

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