Psalm 107 – Thanksgiving to the LORD for His Great Works of Deliverance
“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” This is what we read at Verses 8, 15, 21 and 31 of Psalm 107. Why the repetition? Psalm 107 is a survey of all of God’s good work in creation and the psalmist has called out such, in thanksgiving. The psalm is 43 verses but is summarized in the first 3. Here they are. As you read, hear the gospel.
1 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.
The eternal mercy of the Lord is no more clearly seen in the Son of God giving His life to pay for our sins, making Him our King. In Jesus, we have our redemption. From every tribe, tongue and nation, the people of God are being drawn by the power of the Holy Spirit, in light of the image of God’s Son, in whom we are being remade. “Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” Let us pray.
Dear Lord and heavenly Father,
Your mercy endures forever. In Jesus, this is my confidence. In the Holy Spirit, I am made able to understand and am being made ready to receive Your glory in full. Blessed be Your holy name. In Jesus name, Amen.