Psalms 146-150 – Day 9

This post is Day 9 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 9

Psalm 147:2-3

The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

The Thought

These two short verses are a proclamation of the character of God. He is one who builds up instead of knocking down. Written centuries before Jesus went to Jerusalem, these words describe the things He said and did. They are an encouragement that we who call ourselves Christians should follow.

Jerusalem, in this verse, represents not just the city, but any community of people. Every town and village has people who need physical or emotional healing. The work of the church is to do what these verses suggest. Those of us who call ourselves Christians should be following this example, and doing as Jesus did.

Contrary to the authorities of His time, Jesus did what was right, teaching God’s ways to any who would listen. He taught by example, and we can do the same.

Sadly too many people have experience of a family member or a teacher who could not complement, but just constantly criticised others. These type of people speak from their hurting heart that only Jesus can really heal. He never knocks us down, or criticises us. He builds us up by saying words of comfort and encouragement. He lifts us up and makes us feel loved. We must follow His example.

The disciples watched Jesus break every rule in the local culture. He touched people with chronic diseases, and healed them. He argued with the leaders of the temple, those who should have been a blessing to others but were not.


Praise God today for the life of Jesus, who gave us a good example to follow, and read The Sermon on the mount (Matthew 5). Note that He tells His listeners that they are the salt of the earth. Think about what that means for you during the day today.

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