[Presented about 12/22.]
Psalm 107 is a longer Psalm we will do some devotions from in the near future. So first we will introduce this Psalm, somewhat like we introduce Bible books - rather than read it all out loud at once and make our session a little too long.
This Psalm starts out urging us to be thankful to the LORD. As reasons for thankfulness the Psalm gives several different cases where people in great distress cried out to God for help, and He answered them.
We read out loud the section 107:4-9. This tells about some who wandered lost in the desert; in danger of dying or starving. They cried out to God for help, and were delivered. There are other sections telling about other cases:
Starting at verse 10 we hear about some jailed prisoners, imprisoned because of their sin. These cried out to God and were delivered.
Starting at verse 17 we hear about some who were gravely ill, in danger of death. These cried out to God and were delivered.
Starting at verse 23 we hear about some who were on ships at sea, in danger of death in great storms. These cried out to God and were delivered.
We can take away from this introduction to Psalm 107 something practical. God does not change. We should cry out to God in our own great trials and afflictions. Call out to Him with true faith, and He will hear, just as He heard His people in those days.
- Introducing Psalm 107