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Psalm 107:1-7

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

The Psalmist begins another paean of praises with a general outline for the pattern that each should take. It is a good general pattern to guide us in like instances.

1st is an identification of the characteristic of the LORD, God, the Almighty that is the central focus of the praises. In this case His mercy.

2nd is an identification of how that characteristic was manifested. Here the gathering in of His people, the redeeming from the four corners of the earth; from their nomadic life and lives of want.

3rd His people cried out to Him, acknowledging their need.

4th The LORD responded by leading them to a solution. In this case by the right way to a city of habitation, ie, a livable environment.

I have resisted the temptation to read ahead to see if my supposition is correct. Join me tomorrow for the denouement.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 129, Noon Psalm 119:17-24, Psalm 24

An alternate Reading Plan is based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.

Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.

 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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