Psalm 47-48

July 24, 2023
Psalm 47-48
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Learning on the way

Have you ever thought about how humanity’s pursuit of building cities was, in part, a way to create an eternal name for themselves? How do these endeavors reflect that they are made in the image of God?

In Psalm 47:1-2, it is stated that God will cause all peoples to praise Him. “Clap your hands, all peoples!, Shout to God with loud songs of joy!” How does this kind of praise glorify God? What does the Psalmist say causes this kind of praise from all the people?

The Psalmist calls for us to sing songs that increase our knowledge of God. Why is it important for the church to make sure the songs we sing increase our knowledge of God? Have you ever considered it is possible to sing worship songs that don’t glorify God? (see 1 Cor 14:15)

The city described in Psalm 48:8 is said to be established forever by God. What implications does this have for the eternal nature of God’s plans and creations?

How does the city being founded on God’s lovingkindness (Psalm 48:9) encourage you? We will live together with God in this new city. How are you living in that reality now? Do you find yourself isolating yourself from the church (the new city) or embracing the community?