Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities. They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent froth his word and healed them, he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
This Psalm compares the troubles of the wicked to the redeemed of the Lord. There is no one like our God; he is good and his love endures for ever. We can choose for ourselves; do we want to become rebellious fools under the hand of the foe and suffer afflictions or do we want to cry out to the Lord for him to save us from our trouble and afflictions? If we do choose deliverance in our God, he will send forth his word, heal and rescue us from the grave. Then we have an obligation to give thanks for his great, unfailing love for us and his wonderful deeds. We should rejoice in song and tell of his great works of our deliverance.
Father thank you for our deliverance found only in your love for us. Fill us with your love and your Spirit that we will sing with gladness and thanksgiving as we tell of your works of healing and deliverance for all who will cry out in repentance to you. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.