Psa 107:1 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
The Psalmist had but one great longing that men would give thanks to the Lord. Psa 107 is a psalm of remembrance and thanksgiving. Most of our thanksgiving, if we do, are on what God has done. This chapter begins with thanking God for who He is. God is Love, God is merciful, God is gracious and slow to anger, God is our refuge and strength, etc. This is followed by thanksgiving for what He has done, for the return from captivity Babylon; remembering the mercies of God. It reminds the delivered not to be silent but speak up, Vs 2 “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy”. Israel had been sent into exile because of their disobedience to God, but God did not leave them there forever. Israel’s redemption is proof of His goodness and an instance of His mercy.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, and His redemption provides the limitless grace of God. Eph 1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood…” When a heart is filled with gratitude, the redeemed of the Lord will say so (speak up) by #1. Giving thanks to the Lord for He is good, #2. Remembring God for His wonderful works, #3. Setting memorial for their children and their children’s children, and #4. Being Content. The Lord’s table is for remembrance, Luk 22:19 “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”