psalms 107 – 111
Good morning! Sorry for the early birds who may have been waiting for this mornings blog…
psalm 107 is pretty cool… The redeemed people are giving thanks to God, praising God for his grace and mercy. Who are the redeemed people? People God gathered from all directions, from all nations. These redeemed people are all types of people; people from the city who are lost and hungry, people in chains adn in darkness who scorn and rebel against God, people who are foolish and ensnare themselves in their own sin, and people who are merchants, adventurers, searching for all God’s wisdom and knowledge down to the depths… All these people ended up at the same end – crying out to God for mercy. They cried out for salvation and God heard them.
What was their response?
To give thanks to God for his unfailing love and for his wonderful deeds to men (vs 8, 15, 21, 31), to tell of his works with songs of joy (vs22), to praise and exalt him before an assemby of people and the elders (vs 32).
God’s gracious act in salvation lead the people to praise God and sing out in thankfulness… This was a great reminder to me of God’s sovereignty in all things, particularly in the salvation of his people.
The psalm ends with… “Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord…”
Where do we ultimately see God’s love?
In the cross of Jesus.