Psalms 146-150 – Day 17

This post is Day 17 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 17

Psalm 147:16-18

He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
He hurls down His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?
He sends His word and melts them; He stirs up His breezes, and the waters flow.

The Thought

This psalm is another encouragement reminding us of many of God’s characteristics. He misses nothing, and is in fact responsible for many of the things that affect our lives on earth in our daily activities; things we don’t always give Him credit for, and often things we don’t appreciate! Bad weather is something few of us like. Snow can be beautiful on a ski holiday, but if we are trying to get to work in a snow storm or on icy roads it is frustrating and dangerous!

The verses today explain that The Lord is often (maybe always), responsible for changing weather patterns, and is definitely not surprised by unexpected or “out of season” weather!

He changes things by His word! He speaks and things change!

If we think about the fact that mankind was made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27), we realise once more that our words can be powerful too. We must remember to use our words to bless and not to curse, to encourage and not to knock down anyone else who hears us.

We must remember also that we have a responsibility to bind and to loose the spiritual powers at work on the earth (Matthew 18:18-19).


Praise God today for whatever weather you are experiencing. Thank Him for the changing seasons, and the weather patterns across the world, and thank Him for the people who have studied meteorology in order to understand the weather and let us know what is most likely to happen.

Read Genesis 1 or Matthew 18 to put the verses today in context in your mind.

Notice the weather patterns throughout your day today and be thankful.

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