Fostering Thankfulness: In Chains Psalm 107:10-16

November 6th, 2017

Fostering Thankfulness: In Chains

Psalm 107:10-16

 

Imprisoned by Our Mistakes (v. 10-12)

  • The psalmist points to those who have been imprisoned

    • Not wrongfully
    • But, because of their own sinful activity
  • This is not simply a reference to those who have committed crimes and are in jail
    • It refers to all who suffer under the consequence of their mistakes
  • Have you felt shackled by your mistakes?
    • The past can haunt and define us if we let it
  • At times this imprisonment can be from God
    • As a means of both discipline and protection
  • And sometimes we can get stuck in a prison of our own making

 

The Breaker of Chains (v. 13-14)

  • The good news is that God wants to set us free from this imprisonment (Luke 4:18-19)
  • And this freedom comes from knowing the truth (John 8:31a-32)
  • All we need to do is call on Him for help
  • And this freedom comes from knowing the truth
  • This doesn’t always mean that the temporal consequences go away
    • But rather, that God can redeem our past

      • Using it for good

 

The Thankfulness of the Forgiven (v. 15-16)

  • We are called to thank God because He can break every chain

    • And redeem our pasts!

 

So What?

  • Are we imprisoned by our mistakes?
  • We can call on Jesus to set us free!
  • And praise Him for redeeming our pasts!

 

Meditation Verse: Psalm 107:14

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