The other day I was reading my Bible and I decided to read a random Psalm. Before I started to read it I asked the Lord to show me something in the Psalm that would bless me. When I had started to read it I realized that the Psalm I was reading was about the story of humanity, and I want to share with you what the Lord shared with me about Psalm 107. Let’s check it out.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.Psalms 107:1-3 NASB1995
In the first part of Psalm 107 the Lord showed me that it had to do with how the Lord has redeemed us from Satan, and that the redeemed would come from all around the world.
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city. They were hungry and thirsty; Their soul fainted within them. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses.Psalms 107:4-6 NASB1995
Humanity was left in the Wilderness after having been kicked out of the Garden. The world today is ‘kicked out’ of the Garden with God and is wandering the wilderness of spiritual death. Yet those who cried out to the Lord were delivered by Jesus.
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! For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.Psalms 107:7-9 NASB1995
The Lord then lead us in the straight way by teaching us His way. He sent Jesus to teach us and lead us in this way. Jesus was the bread of life that would satisfy us and Jesus sent the Holy Spirit who would be the living water for our thirsty soul.
There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains, Because they had rebelled against the words of God And spurned the counsel of the Most High. Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; They stumbled and there was none to help. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.Psalms 107:10-13 NASB1995
This section speaks about how we as humanity were chained in darkness and misery because we rebelled against the wisdom and instruction of God. So God used labor and work to humble us, so that we would seek Him. When we cried out to God, He rescued us from our own foolishness and ignorance.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke their bands apart. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder. Fools, because of their rebellious way, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.Psalms 107:14-19 NASB1995
This speaks of how the Lord broke the bonds of sin and the stronghold of the enemy. It talks of how our foolishness and rebellion caused us to be afflicted. Our souls abhorred the food of the world, which is false religion and doctrines of demons. We drew near to the gates of spiritual death and called out to the Lord in distress.
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.Psalms 107:20-22 NASB1995
The Father sent His son, the Word of God, to heal humanity and deliver us from our destructions.
Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; They have seen the works of the Lord, And His wonders in the deep. For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery. They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.Psalms 107:23-28 NASB1995
Those who go down to the sea in ships are the believers. The sea is the world. Before they knew God, the storm rose and the waves of the world stormed around them. They were pushed to their wits’ end and cried out to God. Then He saved them from the World.
He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.Psalms 107:29-32 NASB1995
The Lord silenced the world and the believers took peace in the silence. The Lord brings us to our desidred haven, which is our eternal home in heaven.
He changes rivers into a wilderness And springs of water into a thirsty ground; A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it. He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water; And there He makes the hungry to dwell, So that they may establish an inhabited city, And sow fields and plant vineyards, And gather a fruitful harvest. Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly, And He does not let their cattle decrease.Psalms 107:33-38 NASB1995
In this passage we can see that the Lord is a God who changes situations. He can take the broken and heal them. He can take the prideful and bring them low.
When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow, He pours contempt upon princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste. But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock. The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth. Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.Psalms 107:39-43 NASB1995
The lovingkindness of the Lord is that when we were fallen in our own rebellion and foolishness, He saved us. He made the dry wilderness of our hearts flood with the Holy Spirit. He took us from spiritual poverty, to the richness of living as Children of God in an eternal home. In our neediness the Lord has provided for us in His son. Jesus has turned our darkness into Light.