Meditations in the Psalms
The final summary of this detailed chapter on the goodness of God is a reminder of all that has been said previously. He refers to how He blessed His people and “multiplied” them “greatly.” He then reminds them of the wilderness wanderings, and His loving care of His “flock.” The last verse of this chapter tells us what we need to know about all that has been said: If we are wise and understand God’s evaluation of His people, then we will understand the “lovingkindness of the LORD.” Often we fail to see His loving and kind ways in dealing with us. Our complaints are tolerated, our sins are forgiven, our diseases are healed, our needs are met, and our hopes are priorities once again.
- The blessing of the Lord – verse 38
- The bringing them low – verse 39
- The burden they bore – verse 40
- The bondage that is broken – verse 41
- The belief that is restored – verse 42
- The benefit we receive from it – verse 43
It is so important to learn from the past. All that happened to God’s people, the nation of Israel, was a lesson to all future humanity. God is the same God – He does not change!
Verse for Meditation
Verse 43 – “Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD!”
“Help me, Lord, to learn from Your ways and works in the past that I might live for You daily in complete trust and love.”