Tehillim / Psalms 107, ספר תהילים קז, Part 1, Praise the Lord for His Mighty Works


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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 107:1-43, the Psalm opens saying, 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary 107:3 And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. (NASB)  The giving of thanks is connected to those who were redeemed from the hand of the adversary.  Who is the psalmist speaking of in regards to the adversary?  The Psalm continues saying, 107:4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city. 107:5 They were hungry and thirsty; Their soul fainted within them. 107:6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses. (NASB)  The Lord hears the cry of the distressed.  Note how the people cried out to the Lord and not to another kingdom for help.  The psalmist states, 107:7 He led them also by a straight way, To go to an inhabited city. 107:8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!  Notice how the Lord leads His people on the straight path and not on a winding difficult path.  This is what Moshe said what he did in Devarim / Deuteronomy 30:11-12.  The Word of God satisfies (107:9-10) and delivers one from misery and death. Read more here: Tehillim 107-Part1