Within the book of Psalms there is an untiring effort made to emphasize the utter uniqueness of Jehovah. Psalm 147:2-6 is yet another focus upon the preeminent distinctiveness, and thus complete worthiness, of Jehovah. Here, it is written: “The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.” What impressiveness! What distinctiveness! What uniqueness!
- Jehovah builds up Jerusalem. Through His providence, He is personally and actively involved in human affairs at this very hour. He ever seeks to lift the humble and cast down the wicked.
- Jehovah gathers together the outcasts. He knows the daily plight of individuals. He is neither ignorant of nor impervious to any considered “Dalits” by their communities.
- Jehovah heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. When the incarnate Word lived upon this earth, He compassionately raised a widow’s only son (Luke 7:11-15), a distraught father’s only daughter (Luke 8:41-56), and a close, beloved friend at who’s grave he wept (John 11). According to Isaiah, the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind (Luke 4:18), and He did.
- Jehovah counts the number of the stars and calls them by name. What is more unfathomable than that? Not only is His knowledge microscopic—He intimately knows the thoughts, words, and deeds of every human in history, it is also telescopic—He knows the number and name of every star in the universe!
“Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.”
What a most fitting description of Jehovah’s utter uniqueness!