Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“GIVE THANKS!”

Today’s Reading: Psalms 107

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Large tanker ships can be seen on the Kingdom of Jordan side of the Red Sea. The wilderness where the Children of Israel spent 40 years is on the other side of the mountain range seen in Reynold’s photograph.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Psalm 107:8, 20

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

He sent His word and healed them,

And delivered them from their destructions.

 

Today’s Psalm documents God’s answer to the prayer from 106:47a, “Save us, O Lord our God!” Today’s reading gives four real-life examples as to why we, the redeemed, should thank the Lord!

(1) God provides for our spiritual and emotional needs. Have we ever felt like we are wandering in the wilderness, our souls fainting within us? “He satisfies the longing soul!” (107:9).

(2) God provides for our deliverance from fear, bad habits, and anything that would cause us to be “bound in afflictions and irons!” God “saved them out of their distresses” and “broke their chains in pieces!” (107:13b & 107:14b).

(3) God provides physical healing! “They drew near the gates of death” (107:18b), but God “sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions!” (107:20)

(4) God provides a way out of seemingly impossible circumstances! People are pictured as being on the deck of a ship in a storm and “they reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man” who is trying to maintain his balance on the deck of a storm-tossed wooden ship (107:27). But God “calms the storm so that its waves are still” (107:29).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I’ve discovered the fact that in all my needs I must do as the writer of this Psalm tells me to do, “They cried out to the Lord!” I cry out to You now! I believe that You are doing now in my life as it is reported in Your Word. “He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions!” (107:20). Now, in faith, I am participating with the inspired writer who wrote, “Oh that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” Lord, I say, “Thank You!” Your blessings are because of Jesus, in whose Name I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Over the last 2 or 3 days I’ve been well over my goal of 100 words regarding each day’s reading, as well as my 100 Personal Words. Therefore, today I’ll have fewer words. I’m simply going to add to the blog a song from my wife, Norma-Jean. We don’t know the original tune from Israel’s hymnbook used to sing these words in the Temple, so she decided to compose a tune for some of the words of Psalm 107. Here she is from a number of years back on 100 Huntley Street…click here.

Yours because God “Sent His Word!”

David

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This boat was discovered almost 30 years ago when the Sea of Galilee was low. It is called “The Jesus Boat” because it is from the time of Christ. The bottom boards are warped with age, and the sides are no longer there, but with imagination we can visualize the disciples in a storm on the sea, Jesus asleep on the “Pillow” (a bag of sand, perhaps, in order to provide ballast). Jesus spoke the words, “Peace be still!” The waves subsided. Jesus illustrated Psalm 107:23-30.

10 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 27, 2015

  1. Beautiful song, Norma-Jean. God bless you, David, and all the Saints!

    “All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me” Psalm 42:7

    HIS Billows

    “They are HIS billows, whether they go o’er us,
    Hiding His face in smothering spray and foam;
    Or smooth and sparkling, spread a path before us,
    And to our haven bear us safely home.

    They are HIS billows, whether for our succor
    He walks across them, stilling all our fear;
    Or to our cry there comes no aid nor answer,
    And in the lonely silence none is near.

    They are HIS billows, whether we are toiling
    Through tempest-driven waves that never cease,
    While deep to deep with clamor loud is calling;
    Or at His word they hush themselves in peace.

    They are HIS billows, whether He divides them,
    Making us walk dryshod where seas had flowed;
    Or lets tumultuous breakers surge about us,
    Rushing unchecked across our only road.

    They are HIS billows, and He brings us through them;
    So He has promised, so His love will do.
    Keeping and leading, guiding and upholding,
    To His sure harbor, He will bring us through.”

    Annie Johnson Flint

    Amazing Grace, Chris Tomlin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-4NFvI5U9w

  2. Thank you Lord for all that you do for us. Love this psalm 107. Enjoyed the blog, song of yours, Norma Jean and your postings Beverlee. God bless your all.

  3. Really enjoyed Norma Jean’s singing. She has a beautiful, controlled voice.
    Blessings on you and your family. Love the pic today too.

  4. “Let the Redeemed of the Lord, say so!!” How gracious is our God who has done Great and Mighty things…when we cry out to Him He hears us, and rescues us from all our troubles!!! He is worthy of ALL our Praise!!!

    Thank you Reynold for the spectacular photos!!! You have been blessed with a tender heart and many blessings and this is truly is one of them!!!

    Thank you Rev. David for the song: However, although I heard parts of
    Norma-Jean’s song “He Sent His Word” most of it was too soft for me to hear…

    I joined with you in prayer, Rev. David; His Word is Powerful!!

  5. Thank you David. Beautiful voice and beautiful words!
    – I’ve accidentally un-subscribed to the blog… and it won’t let me re-subscribe, it doesn’t send me a confirmation email. Please help, I really enjoy the word you share!

    Your sister in Christ
    Linda L. Price

    • Hi Linda. We will try to resubscribe for you. You might check your “junk mail” folder in your email program, as sometimes people’s email programs will automatically direct emails to that folder, thinking it might be “junk.”

  6. Thank you for today’s reading, A SPECIAL THANKS TO NORMA JEAN FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL SONG.
    MOST OF ALL, I listened to the next one, “”DON’T GIVE UP””
    Thank you for your song, today I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT.
    God Bless ALL AT 100 HUNTLEY STREET, without you I don’t think that I would have been here today.
    Jenny.

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