Psalm 147

God Is Pleased When I Hope in Him

            11 The LORD favors those who fear Him

            Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

·         There is such a thing as fitness and adaptedness in means and instruments, and God in his wisdom often selects such and teaches man to do the same; but whenever we trust in these and not in the living God, we are guilty of great folly. “Before man will want an idol, he will idolize his own strength, or the strength of a horse, and put confidence therein.” (Dickson)

·         “Our fear must save our hope from swelling into presumption, and our hope must save our fear from sinking into despair.” (Henry)

·         There are no wounds like those of the spirit (Prov 18:14).

·         Infinite and glorious as is the Lord, yet he is amazing in his condescension.