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>Psalm 107:17-22

In Psalms, Theology on September 12, 2007 by mstevensrev

>17 Some were fools through their sinful ways,and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18 they loathed any kind of food,and they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,and he delivered them from their distress.
20 He sent out his word and healed them,and delivered them from their destruction.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,for his wondrous works to the children of man!22 And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!

Those lost in the desert, stuck in darkness, and now fools. Fools while entertaining, my favorite genre of movie is movies about idiots, they bring pain and suffering upon themselves. Food bring nourishment, wisdom, and the ability to properly function, they don’t need any of this.

Yet God hears them. His love and his work are his. They are thankful and sing about his goodness.

A great image I heard today was that from orchards. When a fruit tree doesn’t bear fruit one season, the owner of the tree will sometimes take an axe and chop at the trunk of the tree blacked a huge gouge in the tree without cutting it down. Generally the trama suffered by the tree makes it fruit the next year. We bear fruit through our sufferings I am proof of that.

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