It was a stormy night in Birmingham, England, and Hudson Taylor was to speak at a meeting at the Seventh Street schoolroom. His hostess assured him that nobody would attend on such a stormy night, but Taylor insisted on going. “I must go even if there is no one but the doork … More
This is a historical psalm written to commemorate God’s goodness to His people and the faithfulness of His dealings. Israel’s mission was to proclaim to the nations the faithfulness of the living God. The psalmist gives a threefold exhortation to Israel:
Instead of this the Jews today are often at the forefront of keeping the Bible out of the schools. The psalmist has four things to say about the Abrahamic Covenant (vv. 7-11):
Palestine belongs to the Jews and not to the Arabs. It was deeded by God to Israel, and no decision of any world power, and no terrorist group is going to alter that (v. 11). The psalmist traces the history of Israel in which He fulfills His promise to make Israel a great nation (v. 12). He states how the Lord protected them when they sojourned in other lands (vv. 13-15).
God blessed the Patriarchs of Israel because of their faith (Heb. 11:6-12). I want to be a man of faith who is also blessed of God because of my faithfulness. The older I get the stronger my desire is to finish well.
Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Abraham, his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones! He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac, which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance." When they were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it....
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Psalms 102:1-14What Happens When Trouble Strikes?
Psalms 102:15-22Beware of Settling Into a Comfort Zone
Psalms 102:23-28God is Immeasurable And Immutable
Psalms 103:1-14Praise The Lord Regardless of Circumstances
Psalms 103:15-22The Mercy of The Lord is Everlasting
Psalms 104:1-9The Foundation Work of Creation
Psalms 104:10-23The Works of Creation
Psalms 104:24-35All Life Comes From God
Psalms 105:1-12God’s goodness to His People
Psalms 105:13-25The Story of Joseph in Egypt
Psalms 105:26-36Miracles Performed by Moses And Aaron
Psalms 105:37-45God’s Miraculous Provisions For Israel
Psalms 106:1-15A Nation Asks For Forgiveness
Psalms 106:16-27The Nation Exhibits Gross Unbelief
Psalms 106:28-39Blasphemy in The Place of Blessing
Psalms 106:40-48God’s Mercy is Not Limited to My Faithfulness
Psalms 107:1-9Celebrating The Jews Return From Babylonian Exile
Psalms 107:10-22Prisoners Are Delivered From Bondage
Psalms 107:23-32Sailors Are Delivered From a Troubled Sea
Psalms 107:33-43Our Steps Are Ordered by The Lord
Psalms 108:1-13With God’s Help we Can Do More Than we Think