Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Psa. 107; 111-114


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Psalm One Hundred Seven

  1. 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.
    1. This refrain is also used to open and close Psalm 118 (Ps. 118:1,29). [TTB Day 197]
    2. 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]
  2. 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).
  3. God’s redemption of Adamic humanity is not limited to Israel, but He has gathered from all the lands (Ps. 107:3).
  4. Four metaphors of the lost estate in Adam (Ps. 107:4-32).
    1. The unbeliever wanders in a wilderness of waste until God leads them to a city of habitation (vv.4-9).
    2. The unbeliever is a prisoner in the darkened bondage of this world system (vv.10-16).
    3. The unbeliever is a rebellious fool in sickness needing soul and body healing (vv.17-22).
    4. The unbeliever is a storm tossed sailor helpless in distress until the Lord guides them to the haven (vv.23-32).
  5. 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

  1. Psalm 111 is a Hallelujah psalm (Ps. 104-106; 111-113; 115-117; 135; 146-150).  הַלְלוּ יָהּ.
  2. 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.
  3. Believers should strive for greater capacity for appreciation regarding every good work that God performs on his behalf.
  4. It is our privilege and blessing to study the works of God as revealed in the Word of God (Ps. 111:2).
  5. 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

  1. Psalm 112 is a Hallelujah psalm (Ps. 104-106; 111-113; 115-117; 135; 146-150).  הַלְלוּ יָהּ.
  2. Psalm 112 is an acrostic psalm, and follows the same alphabetical pattern of Psalm 111.
  3. 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).
  4. The heritage of the redeemed way of life: a mighty and blessed seed, exalted in time and eternity (Ps. 112:2-9). 
  5. The unbeliever has a different destiny (Ps. 112:10).

Psalm One Hundred Thirteen

  1. Psalm 113 is a Hallelujah psalm (Ps. 104-106; 111-113; 115-117; 135; 146-150).  הַלְלוּ יָהּ.
  2. This portion of Psalms is called the Hallel (Ps. 113-118).  These psalms were sung at Passover, Pentecost, & Tabernacles.
  3. It is our privilege to praise the Lord all day every day (1st Thess. 5:16-18; Heb. 13:15).
  4. 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).
  5. 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

  1. Psalm 114 celebrates the Exodus out of Egypt.
  2. The Red Sea and the Jordan River were both parted in the process of Israel’s redemption and entrance into promise.
  3. The skipping of the mountains and hills occurred as a response to the terror of the Lord’s presence.
  4. The provision of water from the rock painted the picture of Jesus Christ and the living water He supplies.