Psalms 78:15 Let us look at these peoples need, “In the wilderness.” (v.15). The wilderness, like this present world, is the place of trial and troubles. Many fail here, saying, “Can God furnace a table in the wilderness ? ” (v.19).
In the wilderrness the Israelites were dependent on God for everything, so while in this world we must live by faith in Jesus our Lord, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Mt.5:6).
Divine blessings often come from unbelievable sources, water from solid rocks, emancipation of the Hebrews by means of the shepherd Moses, redemption out of Nazareth, the Light of the World from a carpenter’s shop, Jesus Christ was a root out of dry ground, most of the apostles were unlearned and ignorance men, tenderness, trust, triumph out of suffering and, spiritual wealth out of temporal loss.
Note the Blessing in the wilderness. “Drink.” Water is here typical of the blessings of the Gospel, (Rev.22: 17) declares “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
It is something real to meet a real need-thirst. It is something that must be appropriated, “drink,” and something that can not fail to accomplish this great end of refreshing and satisfying the receiver. Such is the Gospel of Christ to all who believe, (Jh.7:37,39). States, “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.”
Divine blessings come in rich abundance. As out of the great depths, like as of great rivers. All pure blessings God gives abundantly. Light, air, dew, beauty,. He gives abundantly, Abundantly pardon and Abundant redemption. God will make all grace abound toward you according to (II.Cor. 9:8) “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”
We will find that Jesus will be an all-sufficient paymaster; he will repay you both in temporal and spiritual blessings.
Thou shalt receive silver for thy brass, gold for thy silver, grace for thy gold, a treasure in heaven for thy good deeds on earth
Look at the Means the Lord used in (v.15) “He clave the rock.” Moses smote the rock, but it was the Lord who clave it, so that the streams gushed out (v.19). (Lk.6:38) tells us, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
This precious soul-saving treasure was hidden in the bosom of the rock until it was smitten and opened by the grace of God. Note (Isa 53:5) “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (1.Pe 2:24) declares, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
The Lord give us his blessing freely. “He gave them drink. ” It was both free and full, for “the waters gush out, and the streams overflowed” (v.20).
This was the gift of God to every thirsty soul, (Isa 55:1) “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.“
(Eph. 2:8) tell us, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
Let us look at the source of God’s Blessing. “Out of the great depth.” Truly, the well is deep.
This is not surface water, it was entirely beyond the reach of man till He clave the rock.
The water of life that has come to us through the Rock of Ages of which has come out of the great depths.
This rocks was typical of Christ according to (1.Co.10:4); who is frequently compared to one for height, strength, and duration, shade, shelter, and protection; and is called the “Rock of Israel,” the “Rock of offence to the houses of Israel,” the “Rock of salvation,” the “Rock of refuge,” ” the “Rock of strength,” the “Rock that is higher than,”the saints, and on which the church is built, and who is “the shadow of a great rock in a weary land, “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Ps.61:2).
Out of the great depths of a past eternity, salvation was no after-thought with God, for Christ was “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” according to (Rev.13: 8).
The source of our blessing come out of the great depths of the inexhaustible riches of Christ. For we know there is no merit in us, that is in man, but there is unsearchable riches in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Redemption is not something that takes place outside of a man; its achievement is within.
It is a raising of the soul from ignorance to knowledge, from vice to virtue, from selfishness to impartiality, from materialism to spirituality, from the power of Satan to the reign of the Almighty God
The grace that brings salvation has its source in the infinite heart of Jesus our Lord, (Ti.t 2:11) declares “ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” (Col.2:9,10) tells us, For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”