Psalm 107 has been called “the Old Testament love feast.” One of the most
encouraging passages in all of God’s Word, it is for those needing
forgiveness, deliverance or restoration. The final verse promises the reader an
understanding of who God truly is: “Whoso is wise, and will observe these
things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord” (Psalm
“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the
enemy; and gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west,
from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a
solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul
fainted in them” (Psalm 107:1-5).
Here is a classification of people who once knew the fullness of the Lord and
at some time in their life discovered glorious deliverance. Now, however, they
are in a solitary wilderness, wandering alone, and they cannot find the city.
“The city” in the Old Testament is always Zion, which represents God’s true
church. Today, of course, it signifies the true body of Christ, those who
worship in spirit and in truth but cannot seem to find “the city.” They no
longer attend church, refusing to worship with any body of believers—because
there is little or no spiritual reality to be found.
Indeed, there are multitudes of starving Christians who go from church to
church today trying to find their place. In the end, they give up even seeking
a good church because they are determined that there are none. Perhaps you say,
“Brother Dave, I can’t find a Christ-centered, holiness-seeking church in my
area. I can’t find the city.”
Beloved, God has provided a solution. “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” (Psalm 107:6-7).
God says, “I will show you the body—I will lead you right to them.” Rest
assured, Jesus has His body of believers all over the world and if you cry out
to Him, He will miraculously bring like-minded Christians to you.
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