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Psalm 47 Jan. 26 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.  1Oh clap your hands, all you nations. Shout to God with the voice of triumph! 2For Yahweh Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth. 3He subdues nations under us, and peoples under our feet. 4He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom He loved. Selah. 5God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet. 6Sing praise to God, sing praises. Sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding. 8God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne. 9The princes of the peoples are gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God. He is greatly exalted!   


47:4 Jacob whom He loved. Selah- We are to meditate (“Selah”) upon the fact that God so loved Jacob, and was and is the God who was Jacob’s God. There are so many references to Jacob in the Psalms. Jacob was spiritually weak for much of his life, and was led by God to a final spiritual maturity, although Jacob responded very slowly and weakly to this leading over the decades of his life. The Psalms encourage us that our God is the God who stuck with and dearly loved Jacob. Abraham showed more faith and spirituality than Jacob, but God is more frequently referred to as Jacob’s God rather than Abraham’s.