Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | August 29, 2016

“consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord” – “God is to us a God of deliverances”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 107.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+107&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
3 And gathered from the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region;
They did not find a way to an inhabited city.
5 They were hungry and thirsty;
Their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 He led them also by a straight way,
To go to an inhabited city.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
9 For He has satisfied the thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

10 There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Prisoners in misery and chains,
11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God
And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor;
They stumbled and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
16 For He has shattered gates of bronze
And cut bars of iron asunder.

43 Who is wise?  Let him give heed to these things,
And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.”  Psalm 107:1-16 and 43.

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We see different descriptions of distresses.

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He delivered them out of their distresses.”

This exact ending of the distress through God’s deliverance was repeated four times in verses 6, 13, 19, and 28.

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!”

This exact exhortation was also repeated four times in verses 8, 15, 21, and 31.

“Who is wise?  Let him give heed to these things,
And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.”  Verse 43.

God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.”  Psalm 68:20.

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