My friends, I have to thank Jesus for loving me first so that i can love Him. Because only love can create love in another. This psalm ends with the question, who is wise? And in good Hebrew poetry that Psalmist gives the answer. He says to consider the teachings of this Psalm and the love-kindnesses of the Lord. I believe that nothing in this universe can melt our hearts and make us wise like the love of God; for God is love. If we seek to understand everything under this light–nothing that God would ask of us would be too hard, we would gladly give it to Him because He loves us. Lets see what we can learn of God in this psalm.
1-3 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary And gathered from the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the [a]south
9 For He has satisfied the [h]thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
14-16 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke their bands apart.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness,
And for His [k]wonders to the sons of men!
For He has shattered gates of bronze
And cut bars of iron asunder.
19-20 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their [m]destructions.
There are four scenarios in which people are in need: the desert wandered (4-9), the prisoner (10-16), the afflicted/sick (17-22), and the man at the mercy of the sea (23-32).
I was that man the was wandering in the dessert of sin never finding a home, scavenging for bread and that water that would quench my thirst; a prisoner to bondage of sin wandering in darkness believing i was free; afflicted by worst of viruses, sin, it was destroying my life; i was caught in the waves of this world beign tossed back and forth, while the sea sought to drown me. Praise be to God, for He gave this poor man a house in the city (New Jerusalem/Church) where the bread and water of life is a daily provision, He released him from the bondage of sin, now a servant of His. No longer does sin destroy the soul, since a incorruptible inheritance is waiting at the Second Coming. Finally, no longer at the mercy of the unpardonable sea of sin, for God has made me a passenger on the Ark of Salvation, a ship that will make it home safely.
My friends-brothers and sisters, read this psalm, meditate on this psalm, and see how God’s love has been there for you. If you are in doubt call out to Lord because he says “the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out” John 6:37
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.”