The theme of this psalm is the great love of the LORD. You can bring the content of the psalm up to date New Testament-wise by correlating its stanzas with incidents and episodes from the life of Jesus.
“Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.”
These words are the book-ends of this psalm, beginning and end – Consider!
What are we to consider?
God’s steadfast love.
What is one way the psalmist points out that God does this?
We read over and over,
“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.”
God’s love is not flaky or without purpose. God’s love is not a whisper for a moment in time.
God’s love is STEADFAST.
Again and again the Lord has delivered His people from their distress, out of their turmoil and trouble.
God’s love is real. He enacts it for His people as they come to Him in repentance, crying out for salvation.
This is God’s pattern.
He delivers us from our distress!
* Great God,
Thank You for Your steadfast love, shown to us so clearly in Jesus, our King and Saviour.
Please melt the hearts of our unbelieving family and friends, our neighbours and colleagues and those we meet throughout the day.
May they cry out to You in their trouble. Please save them.