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>Psalm 107:10-16

In Psalms, Theology on September 11, 2007 by mstevensrev

>10 Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
prisoners in affliction and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;
they fell down, with none to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and burst their bonds apart.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze
and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Yesterday it was the wanderers in the desert that God took care of. Today it is those who are in darkness. You know the problem with darkness? You cannot see anything. It distorts your entire reality, think of Plato and the cave. You can’t even tell what is real. You can be chained and not see how, you can fall and hurt yourself.

The Gospel of John, and his letters in the Newer Testament talk alot about light and dark. That God’s nature is light, freedom, tears us apart from that which has trapped us. Sometimes I bet it is like a blinding light, that is hard for me, I love sun glasses and have trouble in the sun without them. But other times the Bible says, the word is a lamp unto my feet. Enough to see in a dark world.

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