Psalm 107

by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration


God’s Word is so precious. It resounds truth and reveals the deepness of wisdom. It never ceases to amaze me when the printed words seem to jump right off the page.


I was studying Psalm 107, when verse 4 literally did just that. It jumped off the page!
“They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way;
 they found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.”


A picture of Jesus in the wilderness popped in my mind: Christ wandering, solitary, with no food or drink. God’s word in Matthew 4 tells us that the Holy Spirit led Christ into the wilderness for 40 days and nights. Jesus was hungry after fasting throughout this time. The devil usually attacks when one is hungry, lonely, or tired. Sure enough, the devil appeared and tempted Christ, saying, “IF you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made into bread.”


Then a remarkable thing occurred: instead of using His divine powers, which Christ certainly had being Son of God, Jesus responded as the Son of Man. He relied on God’s word, quick and powerful, to rebuke Satan. Christ said,
“It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

Against all temptations, Christ used God’s word. Holy Scriptures in Hebrews 4: 12 says,
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. “ 
  God’s word is alive and mighty! We can depend on it for our survival!

So what happened to the wanderers found in Psalm 107:4?


“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.


Oh, that men would praise the LORD for His goodness
and for His wonderful works to the children of men! 


For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”


Praise GOD for His goodness!

Praise GOD for His wonderful works to the children of men!


 Look up. Christ is coming soon!