Meditations in the Psalms
This psalm which (as we pointed out yesterday) ends each verse with the words “for His mercy endureth for ever,” focuses on the history of Israel with special emphasis on how God was involved in everything that took place. It is clear that Israel survived the wilderness and conquered enemy kings by the power and mercy of the Lord, and He provided for them all along the way. The summary to all who read this psalm is found in verse 26: “O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for His mercy endureth for ever.” Every detail of their lives, no matter how difficult they seemed at the time, was being controlled and worked by our God. Verses 10, 13, 16, and 17 begin with the words “To Him.” He was going before them and proving over and over again His mighty power.
- The rescue from Egypt – verses 10-12
- The results of destroying the Egyptian army - verses 13-15
- The resources that led His people in the wilderness – verse 16
- The revenge of God upon enemy kings – verses 17-20
- The receiving of land for an heritage – verses 21-22
- The remembrance of His people – verse 23
- The redemption of His people, supplying their needs – verses 24-25
- The response of thanksgiving to God – verse 26
God led them all the way and provided all their needs. He gave them victory over their enemies and land for their possession. Our response is to give thanks – for all that God has done and will do!
Verse for Meditation
Verse 26 – “O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for His mercy endureth for ever.”
“I praise You, Lord, and thank You, for all that You have done for Your people, Israel, and that You have promised to supply all my needs.”