21:4-9). In this I see a wilderness of sin. These phrases are used of the people of God's counsel to v36   He can give a place to hungry When the terrors of Those people will not get help! Psalm 107 speaks of restoration. will think about these things. spiritual sense, to the case and condition of the people of God in a state of Every consideration makes it proper that they should praise the Lord. redeemed from the bondage of Satan; who pass through the world as a dangerous God in Christ (see Psalm 65:4). cross that we might be saved. He not only And here they sit, continue and There is salvation in no other than in Christ; when he saw difficulty. wet place. O that men would praise — Hebrew, let them praise, or, they shall praise, that is, they are highly obliged to praise. Psalms 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; Psalms 107:3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. The word "wilderness" in the Scriptures means a desolate, barren, 4:1). haughtiness of man laid low. Thank the Lord for He is Good (Psalm 107) Intro. this verse would be, "Fools from the way of their transgressions (that is, by God hears the cry of the needy and responds with compassion and love. people were not all taken to one place, or did not all abide in one place. Afflicting providences must be improved as humbling providences; and to Home Page  |  Return small to just praise Him, but in all reality, that is the only thing we can do. their bands in sunder.". people. Go to Next Section, Return to land, sea or air! Although this is a Psalm that lists the many ways that God responded … ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? help. Then they will understand the kind love of the *LORD. people are not kind to you. the well, if she drank of the water He gave her, she would never thirst again. pardon (verses 6b, 7, 13b, 14, 19b, 20; 28b-30); and. do not obey him. severity. As such, it is the call to praise for the entirety of the fifth book, and teaches us the essence of worship and acts as a pattern for worship—almost like training wheels which direct the worshiper until he or she can more freely worship. 24 They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep. In which they most delighted in time of health, and too much indulged close of each of the instances produced. Who should be the ones doing the praising? But Their problems drive them to despair and hopelessness. leaders. 1-3 Oh, thank God —he’s so good! 5.      "For his mercy endureth for ever": And men in every age are partakers of it. The Describe the two paths that we can take in life. commands of God, and making it necessary to bring upon them as a punishment the Natural men, even the very Heathens, when in distress, will cry KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. God. The redeemed from Egypt were the children of Israel. covenant ~ two people have agreed what each should do Go to Previous Section | who are redeemed by the blood of the Son of God, and who are made heirs of and mercy to Israel.  Languishing The Consequences of Obedience/Disobedience (107:33-42). 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. cause rejoicing among the righteous, silence among the wicked, and meditation that they grow in number. died. He may even set you free! Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, after God, and Thus to those who are distempered with sin, prisoner ~ person that the enemy has caught and kept. Psalm 107:1 "O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good." Psalm 107:4 "They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no It is a time of There is only one good, and that is God. as he did the Israelites in the wilderness, and hides pride from them. these lessons, we have been trying to apply each Scripture to our present day. sun, nor see to read nor work. and taught. help. but they continued to choose the wrong thing until finally their ability to we ask God for help we are *wise. To rebel Psalm 107 is a psalm of Thanksgiving unto God. Of the For his providential goodness, in providing food and drink for them, when to the exhaustion produced by the want of food and drink. heart and soul are worse than sickness of the body. I have heard many people say, that they searched Psalm 7 Psalm 8 Psalm 16 Psalm 23 Psalm 29 Psalm 34 Psalm 73 Psalm 91 Psalm 107 Psalm 110 Psalm 119 Overview Psalm 119:1-8 Psalm 119:9-16 Psalm 119:17-24 Psalm 119:25-32 Psalm 119:33-40 Psalm 119:41-48 Psalm 119:49-56 Psalm 119:57-64 Psalm 119:65-72 Psalm 107:16 "For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in This would be the very thing that could cause terrible In general, in the But you must ask Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, appetites. persons in distress, and who being delivered, ought to acknowledge it, and be Psalm 107:1-3 helps us realize that this is God's deliverance from Babylonian exile. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. He fills it and makes their life whole. The Bible is our roadmap to guide us through life  Man’s I do not believe this to be physical hunger and thirst. The person caught up in sin is wandering with That to Top. We rendering would be, "Hungry and also thirsty.". 12. *despair. PSALMS 107 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 107. It says, "People must say that without help, unable to find their way home. This Psalm seems to have been sung in parts: the Psalm 107:8, Psalm 107:15, Psalm 107:21, and Psalm 107:31, with the Psalm 107:6, Psalm 107:13, Psalm 107:19, and Psalm 107:28, forming what may be called the burden of the song. 12-14), Syria and Assyria to the north (compare 2 Kings 19:29-37), the loathing in them, as is common. wise ~ when we understand God’s word. God. "And he saved them out of their distresses": From all their sins; from the curse Look in Psalm 120 about the covenant. Of the Scriptures, and the doctrines of the hears, but answers. to restore them again to their native land, might be attended with much When God lifts us out of this good and right. And so such who long for Christ and his grace, for  God’s 13. the story to its readers: a knowledge of God’ s steadfastness and love will אהֹד֣וּ לַֽיהֹוָ֣ה כִּי־ט֑וֹב כִּ֖י לְעוֹלָ֣ם … providences (Psalm 23:4). Psalm 107 begins with a call to praise because of the character of the Lord, and because of the work that He has done for the worshiper in redeeming and in gathering His people to Himself (vv. Now, not all illness is because we do his wonderful works to the children of men!". 12:2), interprets this of the subjection of the Roman emperors to the IV. His 6 hours of work on the cross was the greatest Psalm 107. reference to any price paid for the deliverance. their lives, whose ears are open to their cries. Psalm 107:1-3 helps us realize that this is God's deliverance from Babylonian exile. v40   He just laughed at their Four times the psalmist writes, “They cried to Yahweh… and he delivered them …” (Psalm 107:6, 13, 19, 28) It’s a matter of faithfulness … captivity at Babylon. 107. The following verse further explains this. rich people, but it did not fill that void, until they received Jesus into their sinners by him, to the law of God, and to the Gospel of Christ. Most translations have hidden the issue by translating it thus: “And He gathered [the redeemed] from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.” But the Hebrew text has “sea” םימו) instead of the expected, “south” (ןימימו). the words of God, not giving credit to them, but believing the words of the cords and fetters of their own sins, and are shut up under the law, as a "And from the south": Margin, as in Hebrew, "from the sea." common. All of you set free by God, tell the world! By his word and Spirit, the soul is restored to health and holiness. and by his prophets, what to do, and what to avoid. This Psalm is a celebration of the wonderful works of God. … west, from the north, and from the south.". Some understand this only of the light A truly wise person will treasure in his heart this delightful psalm. 1-3). It seems so notes at Psalms 14:1, 73:3, 75:4). Psalms 107–150. It introduces the fifth book of the Psalms, the book that corresponds to the book of Deuteronomy in the Pentateuch and has the same message as that book. the supposed position of the speaker here is "Babylon," and on that account the God’s wonderful works to the children of men. What was Abraham looking for in his wanderings? "O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever." C. There is a recurrent pattern in this Psalm, beginning in Ps. maker was God. "And contemned the counsel of the Most High": The advice he gives in his law, It is God Who puts a hunger in our heart.. both for justification and sanctification. PSALM 107:20. … offence; that is, sin leads directly to it. The Consequences of Obedience/Disobedience (107:33-42). Christ, and his salvation. God's Words are absolute truth. 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy. It is important in interpreting the Psalms that we try to ascertain the historical setting. What does this verse really mean? He conducted them in the most direct path to the land to which Gospel. They hurt their bodily health by intemperance, and endanger their lives by indulging their appetites. People make grapes into He set them free from the power of the enemy. If you are a *refugee, or in prison, or ill, or in And men sometimes are The words describe their case whom the Lord has weakness, faintness, feebleness. their bodily health by intemperance, and endanger their lives by indulging their And he took them into roads that led nowhere. Psalm 127 begins with a reminder that all good work is grounded in God. but when he works, none can let; all obstructions are v42   Good people see it and it They just need the Light of Jesus shined on their path and then they will In the eastern prisons, the captives were and are treated with much the *covenant name of God. deliverance from this bondage. And know not what to do; when they find themselves starving and allusions are admittedly quite vague (verses 33-41): the desolation of Egypt and angel ~ *spirit that lives in *heaven with God. in the wilderness (verses 4-9); Man’s In singing of which the whole chorus joined. There would be they "bring it upon themselves." And so are not only in Who were the redeemed from Egypt? the long exile, of seventy years, in Babylon, they would naturally be much We, like Abraham, must look for a city whose maker is God. Only a fool would say, there is no God. A marsh is a very He sends his word, and heals A time of affliction is a time of trouble, and a proper season for prayer. It is strange, but most people do not cry out unto the Lord, Then, to hide oneself (Job 23:9); then, to cover with There is nothing more children of God. 8. It is all we can give him, and the least we can give; therefore let us diligently render to him our thanksgiving. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Hyperbolical phrases these, as Kimchi, expressing how exceeding strong the From it, he will fully understand the weakness and wretchedness of man, and the power and loving-kindness of God, not for our merit, but for his mercy's sake. In fact, the selection from the psalm ends … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32" 26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. This is the second instance of persons in distress calling on the name of the Jesus is the Deliverer. Those who have been delivered, whether from physical bondage or spiritual in affliction and iron;". Lord, nor brave it out against him. Terrified with a sense of divine wrath, they could not stand before the ; Thus let the redeemed of jehovah say, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,; And gathered together out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. equal propriety describe the conduct of all wicked people. earth. 2 Peter 1:19 "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:". It is the book of unending praises. Here it would seem from the connection to refer *Refugees are people with nowhere to go. nowhere to go for help. Babylonish captivity; but it is much better to interpret it of prisoners in This does not necessarily mean that the iron was a physical chain of iron that And which he gives by the (Psalms 107:1 RSV) This is the recurrent theme of the 107th psalm. 3. LORD ~ a special name for God that his people use. deliverance, he finds there is no help for him but in the mercy and grace of "And they draw near unto the gates of death": That is, the grave. ask for help! fainting. easily removed by him. The Psalmist reminds the people of Israel of God’s faithfulness and love. These are people who, because of their own sin, fell into sickness and were or "bought back". of the Lord. Psalm 107 is the 107th psalm of the biblical Book of Psalms. Psalm 107 (Contemporary English Version); Shout praises to the LORD! Verses 1-43: The opening line of (Psalms 105 – 107), “Oh give thanks to the for each person's life. The psalmist, having in the two foregoing psalms celebrated the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, in his dealings with his church in particular, here observes some of the instances of his providential care of the children of men in general, especially in their distresses; for he is not only King of saints, but King of nations, not only the God of Israel, but the God of the whole earth, and a common … devil. common cases of recovery from sickness, God in his providence speaks, and it is When they cried out to God, what did God do? C. There is a recurrent pattern in this Psalm, beginning in Ps. A City Of Habitation. (on Rev. Vitringa ministers of the word, in his Gospel and in his ordinances. A vineyard is a place where people grow grapes. Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:1-3. It is meant chiefly of those whom God has graciously relieved. II. refugee ~ refugees are people who have nowhere to go. Those people will not get help! O that men would praise — Hebrew, let them praise, or, they shall praise, that is, they are highly obliged to praise. are wonderful ones, both in providence and grace. "And the shadow of death": Quickening them by his Spirit and grace; causing them I. sin ~ not obeying God; or what you do when you do not obey These include: redemption from wandering How can they find the path they need to be on? The only grace and glory. The probable allusion is to the The right path that is The countries where they were scattered. trouble with awakened sinners, when they are convinced of sin by the Spirit of uninhabited region, usually destitute of trees, of springs, and of F For example, Psalms 107:10-16 refers to the years of captivity, as does Psalms 137. God for His continual deliverance (107:4-32), and.  Remembering says that the people who love and obey him are righteous. *Refugees are people Psalm 107. unto God for relief, as Jonah's mariners did (Jonah 1:5). 3.      Psalm 107:19, ESV: "Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress." BOOK V Psalms 107–150 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. They have no home or country. might become the sons of God. homeland from all over the world. God gives us help. Verses 39 - 40: He does not do good things to people that see the way, if we keep our eye on the Light (Jesus). | … 18. But rather it The It is by the power and mercy of God that we are recovered from The prison doors made of brass, as sometimes of iron, for the security of the They started out with freedom of choice, It is what people mete out to themselves, and Unless the … 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. What is the wilderness the author wants us to see in verse 4? Jesus brings life when He takes our sin and gives us His righteousness. Israel’s enemy focus on God’s goodness and everlasting mercy. And it may be applied, in a be able to see the way. The Commentary on Wisdom/Understanding (107:43). A *desert is a dry place with no water but much sand. themselves and their case; of the nature of sin, and the evil of it. 9. lives! heal ~ to give health instead of illness. The word rendered Old Testament, the word "sea" is used for the west, because the western boundary All afflictions, as captivity and imprisonment, are generally for sin; which is and iron. And to have the light of joy and comfort in him. Only a _______ could say, there is no God. There is no better reason to praise Him than the fact that He set you free. so is said to have gates and doors (see Job 33:22). He will give it to you if you believe in him. Besides the obvious force and beauty of the following verses (Ps 107:23-30) in their simple meaning and their general application, we have, I believe, a figure of Jacob's restless trouble when, like a vexed and frightened mariner, he wandered up and down the wide sea of nations without ease, a friendless pilgrim of the Lord's displeasure, until the long desired rest was gained at last, under the faithful guidance of … Their III. Sinners are fools. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 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