Jesus Christ and the Psalms
“Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our GOD; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147: 1-3
When we read Scripture from the word of GOD, we are able to recognize that there are specific Psalms or words that state that Jesus Christ is the savior that was predicted in the Old Testament and appears in the New Testament. Psalm 147 tells us that GOD is able to build up Jerusalem not only by having the prophets and people build, but spiritually by sending prophets, apostles, and disciples and Jesus Christ to build up Jerusalem. We learn that through Jesus Christ we were able to have the first apostles that were able to preach throughout the world.
Through the apostles like Peter and Stephen, the word of GOD was able to build up Jerusalem spiritually. This was all through the purpose of GOD that He had for the apostles, disciples, and prophets. We are able to see the consistency in attempting to get the people of Jerusalem to understand that GOD wants His salvation to be obtained by them if they were not so stiff necked as seen by the treatment of previous prophets and Jesus Christ. We learn that the outcasts were the people who were not able to be a part of society due to physical ailments or because of lack of resources or not being deemed worthy of by society. We learned that through Jesus Christ, the outcasts of Israel were made worthy and were told that they were valueable regardless of what the world had stated. We learn that Jesus heals the sick and allows the outcasts to experience faith and understanding in GOD, Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of Truth.
We learn that similar to previous chapters of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, we learn that Jesus is represented as a Shepherd that leads people to GOD. There are various references to the Shepherd in the New Testament that indicate a truth to the prophecies of the Old Testament. We learn that the people that Jesus was able to save may have been the brokenhearted and the weak because they were able to see with their faith and hear with understanding. We learn that Jesus Christ is prophesied in the Psalms since they also relate to how GOD has delivered not only David but Israel from its enemies. We see a similar belief where Jesus was able to be delivered from death into life after the resurrection. In a similar manner, GOD is allowing for the salvation of not only a person but of those who believe in the salvation that is from Jesus that was given by GOD.