Today’s reading is: Psa. 107; 111-114
Psalm One Hundred Seven
- Psalm 107 begins with the same command that started Psalm 106. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting (Ps. 107:1 cf. 106:1 & 1st Chr. 16:34). הֹד֣וּ לַיהוָ֣ה כִּי־טֹ֑וב כִּ֖י לְעֹולָ֣ם חַסְדֹּֽו Hoduw laYHWH kiy-towb kiy le‘owlām chacdow.
- This refrain is also used to open and close Psalm 118 (Ps. 118:1,29). [TTB Day 197]
- This refrain opens Psalm 136 (Ps. 136:1) then the second half of this refrain is echoed twenty-five more times, in every verse of the psalm. [TTB Day 201]
- The redeemed of the Lord should say so, that the Lord is good, that His lovingkindness is everlasting. The Kinsman-Redeemer has redeemed us from the hand of the adversary (Ps. 107:2).
- God’s redemption of Adamic humanity is not limited to Israel, but He has gathered from all the lands (Ps. 107:3).
- Four metaphors of the lost estate in Adam (Ps. 107:4-32).
- The unbeliever wanders in a wilderness of waste until God leads them to a city of habitation (vv.4-9).
- The unbeliever is a prisoner in the darkened bondage of this world system (vv.10-16).
- The unbeliever is a rebellious fool in sickness needing soul and body healing (vv.17-22).
- The unbeliever is a storm tossed sailor helpless in distress until the Lord guides them to the haven (vv.23-32).
- God curses a fruitful land, or blesses a barren land according to the wickedness/hunger of His redeemed ones (Ps. 107:33-43).
Psalm One Hundred Eleven
- Psalm 111 is a Hallelujah psalm (Ps. 104-106; 111-113; 115-117; 135; 146-150). הַלְלוּ יָהּ.
- Psalm 111 is an acrostic psalm, with two letters of the Hebrew alphabet per verse in vv.18, and three letters of the Hebrew alphabet per verse in vv.9,10.
- Believers should strive for greater capacity for appreciation regarding every good work that God performs on his behalf.
- It is our privilege and blessing to study the works of God as revealed in the Word of God (Ps. 111:2).
- The simplicity of the redeemed way of life: fear God, acquire wisdom and understanding, and be doers of the Word (Ps. 111:9-10). See also Job 28:28; Prov. 9:10; Jas. 1:22.
Psalm One Hundred Twelve
- Psalm 112 is a Hallelujah psalm (Ps. 104-106; 111-113; 115-117; 135; 146-150). הַלְלוּ יָהּ.
- Psalm 112 is an acrostic psalm, and follows the same alphabetical pattern of Psalm 111.
- Psalm 111 dealt with the privilege and blessing of studying God’s works, but Psalm 112 outlines the happiness and delights for the true disciple (Ps. 112:1 cf. Jn. 8:31).
- The heritage of the redeemed way of life: a mighty and blessed seed, exalted in time and eternity (Ps. 112:2-9).
- The unbeliever has a different destiny (Ps. 112:10).
Psalm One Hundred Thirteen
- Psalm 113 is a Hallelujah psalm (Ps. 104-106; 111-113; 115-117; 135; 146-150). הַלְלוּ יָהּ.
- This portion of Psalms is called the Hallel (Ps. 113-118). These psalms were sung at Passover, Pentecost, & Tabernacles.
- It is our privilege to praise the Lord all day every day (1st Thess. 5:16-18; Heb. 13:15).
- The Lord is worthy of praise because He is high (Ps. 113:4-5), but He is worthy of even more praise because He is low (Ps. 113:6).
- The Lord lifts up the lowly and sets them on high (Ps. 113:7-9; Lk. 1:52; Jas. 2:5; Phil. 2:8-11).
Psalm One Hundred Fourteen
- Psalm 114 celebrates the Exodus out of Egypt.
- The Red Sea and the Jordan River were both parted in the process of Israel’s redemption and entrance into promise.
- The skipping of the mountains and hills occurred as a response to the terror of the Lord’s presence.
- The provision of water from the rock painted the picture of Jesus Christ and the living water He supplies.