The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 75… and deliverance…

The revealed theme in the Psalms this past week… deliverance

deliverance… the act of delivering someone or something: the state of being delivered especially: liberation, rescue…

—Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th Ed.)

Psalm 107 alone… filled with multiple deliverance scenarios…

  • Some wandered in the wilderness… hungry and thirsty…
  • Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death… because they had rebelled…
  • Some are fools… afflicted because of their iniquities…
  • Some go down to the sea… to do business… He commands and raises up the stormy wind… They reel to and fro and stagger like drunken men…

Each group… faced with varied troubles… all came to the same desperate place…

Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble,
and He brings them out of their distresses.
Psalm 107:6, 13, 19, 28 Amp
God allows trouble to bring people to the point of need… 
They cry out in their trouble…
He delivers them out of their distress…
His acts of deliverance… reveal His character… 
His grace…
His mercy…
His love…
Of course His greatest glory… revealed through the cross…
His greatest deliverance… achieved through His Son… Jesus…
His crucifixion… and resurrection… delivering us who believe…
from sin… death… judgment… and condemnation…
I will give great praise and thanks to the Lord with my mouth;
yes, and I will praise Him among the multitude.
For He will stand at the right hand of the poor and needy
to save him from those who condemn his life.
Psalm 109:30-31 Amp

Jesus ultimately delivers us from Satan… the accuser… the one who condemns…
When we recognize our need… 
our poverty of spirit… 
we cry out to Him…
He rescues… He delivers… He redeems…
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary…
Psalm 107:1-2 Amp
Learn more about His deliverance… join The Journey…
This week’s readings…
Monday                     Psalm 117-118
Tuesday                    Psalm 119:1-48
Wednesday                Psalm 119:49-96
Thursday                   Psalm 119:97-136
Friday                      Psalm 119:137-176

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