The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 107:7
And he led them forth by the right way…
Thus God by his
providence directs travellers that have lost their way, and puts them
into the right way. There is no doubt a very great concern of
Providence in such a case, and which ought to be acknowledged with
thankfulness. And thus the Lord leads awakened and inquiring souls to
the right way of salvation; to Christ, who is the way, the truth, and
the life; and directs and enables them to believe in him, to walk by
faith, and to continue to walk in him, as they have received him; and
which is a plain and straight way, in which they shall not stumble;
yea, in which men, though fools, shall not err, wander, or lose
themselves: and though this way is attended with many afflictions and
tribulations, and so may be said to be a narrow and a rough way; yet it
is a right one, and a safe one, it brings at last to eternal life: the
Syriac version renders it, "by the way of truth".
That they might go to a city of habitation;
a city to dwell in; the
``to Jerusalem, a city to dwell in:''
but any city nearest for travellers is here meant; and in a spiritual
sense may be intended, either Christ, the city of refuge, where
awakened sinners are directed to flee to, and where they find safety
and plenty of provisions; or the church of God, the strong city, about
which salvation is as walls and bulwarks; and to which they come when
effectually called, and become citizens of it; or the New Jerusalem
church state, in which the tabernacle of God will be, and he will dwell
with men, and they with him; or the ultimate glory and happiness of the
saints in heaven, that city which has foundations, whose builder and
maker is God; in which are everlasting habitations, and mansions of
peace and rest for the people of God to dwell in, after they have gone
through their troublesome passage in this wilderness.
The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 107:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=107&verse=007>. 1999.