Psalm 105

Shark teeth

Oh give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known among the peoples his doings. Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; Talk ye of all his marvelous works.  Glory ye in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.  Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore.  Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.  He is Jehovah our God: His judgments are in all the earth.  He hath remembered his covenant forever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac, and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance; when they were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it.   And they went about from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people.  He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, saying, Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.  And he called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread.  He sent a man before them; Joseph was sold for a servant:  His feet they hurt with fetters: He was laid in chains of iron, until the time that his word came to pass, the word of Jehovah tried him.  The king sent and loosed him; Even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.  He made him lord of his house, And ruler of all his substance; to bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.  Israel also came into Egypt; And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.  And he increased his people greatly, and made them stronger than their adversaries.  He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants.  He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.  They set among them his signs, and wonders in the land of Ham.  He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his words.  He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.  Their land swarmed with frogs in the chambers of their kings.  He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and lice in all their borders.  He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.  He smote their vines also and their fig-trees, and brake the trees of their borders.  He spoke, and the locust came, and the grasshopper, and that without number, and did eat up every herb in their land, And did eat up the fruit of their ground.  He smote also all the first-born in their land, the chief of all their strength.  And he brought them forth with silver and gold; and there was not one feeble person among his tribes.  Egypt was glad when they departed; for the fear of them had fallen upon them. He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light in the night. They asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.  He opened the rock, and waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.  For he remembered his holy word, And Abraham his servant.  And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with singing.  And he gave them the lands of the nations; and they took the labor of the peoples in possession:  that they might keep his statutes, and observe his laws. Praise ye Jehovah.  (ASV)

This is an historical psalm that was written by David for the purpose of bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem from the House of Obededom. To get a full understanding of this psalm read I Chronicles 16.  Reading this Psalm should reminds us of the importance of knowing the scriptures and the history of the Lord’s dealings with mankind.  Israel at this time was a nation that realize that their very existence was a providence make possible by God. We too should look at your life in such a matter.  In John 3:16, 17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.”  We see that the true purpose for the first coming of Christ was not to judge us but to provide salvation to us.  As I look back in my life I can truly see that I have a history of God making things happen in my life.  As I compare my life to David’s life I can now truly state as David did in Psalm 37: 23-25 “A man’s goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighted in his way.  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholds him with his hand.  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” (ASV)