Welcome to The Bible in Three, a podcast where we discuss 3 Things About the Bible in about three minutes. Today we talked about Psalm 147:3. Here’s a few notes and reminders from the episode.
For starters, unlike most books in the Bible, Psalms was not written by one author in one time period. Spanning over 1,000 years and multiple authors, the book of Psalms was written by people like Moses, David, and Solomon—among others.
So Psalms is 150 chapters long and broken into 5 sections. Psalms is filled with wisdom, praise and even lament.
THREE—The Bite-sized Truth
I had a professor say that “Praise is telling others what God has done.” This Psalm telling others what God had done for the Israelites.
Friend, you may find yourself in a season of hurt. Even in your pain you can praise God—for he heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. Like the psalmist who recalled what God had done for the Israelites, we too can praise God for his goodness and provision. We can remember how he has rescued and redeemed us.
Here are some more resources to dig deeper.
Local Church— Being plugged into a church that prioritizes the reading and understanding of scripture is pretty important. For some that may be a pretty big ask due to previous hurt within this space. If that’s you, take your time and pray for God to lead you to the right space. But know that being in community with other faithful and mature believers is what God intended for his people. I’ll be praying with you for that community as well!
Simply Practical Truths. My friend Heather offers this weekly email bible study. Consider it your weekly dose of simple truth drawn from one verse or small passage of scripture with sound contextual insight and practical application for your life right now.
Honestly Though Podcast My friend Rebecca Carrels along with co-hosts Liz Rodriguez and Nika Spalding wrestle with relevant issues in the world, the church, and the family and ask, “Where is God in this?”
YouVersion Bible App I love this resource because you can read the Bible in multiple versions as well as start reading plans that are as short as a few days or as long as an entire year.