Friday, October 27, 2023


Today’s Reading: Psalms 107

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


Large tanker ships can be seen on the Kingdom of Jordan side of the Red Sea. The wilderness where the Children of Israel spent 40 years is on the other side of the mountain range seen in Reynold’s photograph.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Psalm 107:8, 20

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,

And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

He sent His word and healed them,

And delivered them from their destructions.


Today’s Psalm documents God’s answer to the prayer from 106:47a, “Save us, O Lord our God!” Today’s reading gives four real-life examples as to why we, the redeemed, should thank the Lord!

(1) God provides for our spiritual and emotional needs. Have we ever felt like we are wandering in the wilderness, our souls fainting within us? “He satisfies the longing soul!” (107:9).

(2) God provides for our deliverance from fear, bad habits, and anything that would cause us to be “bound in afflictions and irons!” God “saved them out of their distresses” and “broke their chains in pieces!” (107:13b & 107:14b).

(3) God provides physical healing! “They drew near the gates of death” (107:18b), but God “sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions!” (107:20)

(4) God provides a way out of seemingly impossible circumstances! People are pictured as being on the deck of a ship in a storm and “they reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man” who is trying to maintain his balance on the deck of a storm-tossed wooden ship (107:27). But God “calms the storm so that its waves are still” (107:29).


Lord God, I’ve discovered the fact that in all my needs I must do as the writer of this Psalm tells me to do, “They cried out to the Lord!” I cry out to You now! I believe that You are doing now in my life as it is reported in Your Word. “He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions!” (107:20). Now, in faith, I am participating with the inspired writer who wrote, “Oh that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” Lord, I say, “Thank You!” Your blessings are because of Jesus, in whose Name I pray. Amen!!!


Over the last 2 or 3 days I’ve been well over my goal of 100 words regarding each day’s reading, as well as my 100 Personal Words. Therefore, today I’ll have fewer words. I’m simply going to add to the blog a song from my wife, Norma-Jean. We don’t know the original tune from Israel’s hymnbook used to sing these words in the Temple, so she decided to compose a tune for some of the words of Psalm 107. Here she is from a number of years back on 100 Huntley Street…click here.

Yours because God “Sent His Word!”



This boat was discovered almost 30 years ago when the Sea of Galilee was low. It is called “The Jesus Boat” because it is from the time of Christ. The bottom boards are warped with age, and the sides are no longer there, but with imagination we can visualize the disciples in a storm on the sea, Jesus asleep on the “Pillow” (a bag of sand, perhaps, in order to provide ballast). Jesus spoke the words, “Peace be still!” The waves subsided. Jesus illustrated Psalm 107:23-30.

8 thoughts on “Friday, October 27, 2023

  1. Lord, we commit all those going through storms into Your hands now. Draw them out of danger and into the safe harbour only You provide. Thank You, Father; have Your way in this world, in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace. Thank you for answering our prayers and delivering us from our distresses as stated 4 times in today’s reading.
    Ps 107:6, 13, 19 and 28

    You are the same today as You were then. Hear our cries this day Lord, and come to our aid!

  3. Amen. Thank you Lord for rescuing and protecting us, for drawing us back when we drift off to the world and its dangers. We pray that you will again draw the people of all the world back to you, to learn to live as your word directs. Thank you for bringing a man of strong Christian faith to be speaker in the US house. Please stand with him as he tries to correct the direction of their ship.
    Please also find someone in our government that will stand on your word and correct the coarse Canada is travelling away from Christianity.
    Bless all bloggers as we continue to study with David Mainse and to try to promote Christianity in Canada. Be with bloggers that haven’t posted in a while, please ensure they are safe and wrapped in your protective arms. Amen

    • Dear HJR,Edward has been very poorly for the last 3 weeks. He got a sore on his bottom gum and the pain Was
      horrible.He was prescribed 2 different meds by the family Doctor, which didn’t seem to work. Then he got thrush in his tongue. We called his oncologist and she prescribed meds for that. Thank the Lord he is feeling a wee bit better this morning. Dr said this is all from the Leukemia and she will be doing a bone marrow biopsy on November 10. I would appreciate your prayers and also others as well.
      Love in Christ Eleanor M.

  4. Dear Eleanor,
    Thank you for the update on Edward. I pray that God will hold you both in His loving care and guide you in the path ahead. I pray also for wisdom and compassion for Edward’s doctors. May you feel the comfort of our prayers.

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