1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, 3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. (Psalm 107:1-3)
In this psalm of thanksgiving for divine deliverance we learn why God is good. His enduring mercy redeems the captives from the clutches of their enemies. God is depicted as gathering from the four corners of the earth those who had been exiled by their enemy. Just as God gathered a remnant of Israel from Assyrian and Babylonian captivity, even now by the gospel of Christ He gathers a “remnant of grace” (Isa. 10:21-24; 11:10-11; Rom. 11:5). Redemption from the hand of our enemy (sin) proclaims the good mercy of God. It is why we continually give Him thanks.