Happy Thanksgiving! A couple of weeks ago my pastor taught out of Psalm 107, which is a Psalm of thanks to God. I’ve read it many times, but he broke it down in a new way that was quite enlightening.
The Psalm summarizes God’s deliverance of Israel throughout the Old Testament, but also applies today because we do the same things they did, and if we cry out to God he rescues us because he is faithful!
It gives four depictions of God’s rescue: bringing the lost to safety, freeing the one enslaved by their rebellion against God’s laws, those who are sick and dying from their sin and those facing certain death.
Without Jesus we are lost, imprisoned, dying and doomed, just like the illustrations in Psalm 107 (posted below in NKJV). In response to his rescue, we ought to, as the psalmist says “give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!”
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
3 And gathered out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.