Psalms 146-150 – Day 14

This post is Day 14 in a series of studies about “Psalms 146-150”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Psalms 146-150 – Day 14

Psalm 147:11-12

The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love. Extol The Lord, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion.

The Thought

The word fear in this verse, is not talking about those who are afraid of God. Sadly, there are many on the earth who know that their way of life is not pleasing to Him and live afraid that there might be a God who sees everything! They live hoping and believing they will change before they die! How sad! We all need to remember that we do not know the day or the hour when our heavenly bridegroom will come for us (Matthew 25:13).

Rather, in our verse today, fear Him means to live our lives in respect, honour and trust in Him. The ongoing effect of honouring and respecting Him is that our hope is in His unfailing love, and that should encourage us to spend much of our time in praise, remembering that His loves NEVER fails!!

Praising God is what the second part of the verses today encourages us to do. Jerusalem and Zion are both references to God’s people, the Jewish nation. Christians are included with them since Jesus died for ALL. Hallelujah!


Praise God today for His eternal plan for mankind and His desire for each of us to understand salvation and to know that there is a place for us in Heaven. Read John 14 today and be reassured that Jesus has gone to Heaven to prepare a place for you.

Think about today’s verse and ask yourself if you are one who fears the Lord in the true Biblical sense of the word.

Try to imagine how Father God expresses His delight in those who fear Him. Do you see Him dancing for joy? Maybe He just sits on His throne and smiles! How did Jesus express His joy when He lived on earth?

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