What is the meaning of psalms 147:3? Psalms 147:3 is a consolation to those who are wounded and broken hearted.
The use of the term wounded and broken hearted is both literal and figurative. Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan where a man was wounded and a Samaritan helped him.
A Levite and a priest passed the wounded man offering no help. The parable of the Good Samaritan ties with Psalms 147:3 to show that the men we consider reliable can be unreliable when we are wounded and broken-hearted.
But the Lord heals the broken-hearted and wounded. With this verse, our faith in God when we are in pain is built up.
Each one of us is brokenhearted in some way. Life on earth is full of pain and misery. It is God who made life on earth intentionally painful. Through the pain, we remember that we rebelled against God and that we need Him.
When we go to Him in humility, He heals our broken hearts and binds up our wounds. Jesus asked all who are weary and heavily laden to go to Him. In Jesus there is rest.
Jesus lived on earth; He understands the pain and struggle that we experience. He knows that we make mistakes and that the mistakes we make scare us from going to Him.
Jesus wants us to know that He paid the price of our mistakes on the cross. No matter how broken our hearts are, He will heal us. No matter how painful our wounds are, He will bind them up.
We have been promised eternal rest in Jesus. Our duty is to present ourselves to Him in humility.
Don’t hide with your broken heart. Don’t conceal your painful wounds. Open up before God. In Him there is no condemnation.
That is the confidence that Psalms 147:3 gives us.