Psalms 107: The Four Redemptions
Psalms 107 depicts four instances of people receiving redemption, or deliverance from distresses. And in each instance, the people have cried out to God for help.
Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them; then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble . . . (verse 5 & 6).
The people were nearly dying from their stubbornness and hard labor and had no one to help (prisoners were in affliction and iron) . . . then they cried unto the Lord (verses 10-13).
Fools because of their sins at gates of death . . . cried unto the Lord (verse 17-19).
A distressed boat was in a strong sea, and the people cried unto the Lord (v. 23-26).
And the psalmist intercedes with, O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men. And the Psalm concludes in verse 43 to be observant and understand the loving-kindness of the Lord. Psalm 107 is thought to be the first psalm in the last of five books of psalms, ending at Psalm 150.
Know also God’s Son Jesus, who because we are prone to error and are terminal, lives forevermore and took our sins to the cross to give us a new life.