“I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place” (Psalm 118:5).
God delights to provide abundantly for His children. He puts them “in a large place.” Listed below are Scriptural references that reveal the largeness of God toward His children as well as toward the unsaved.
To the saved we see the largeness of God’s deliverance. The above text reminds us that those who call upon the Lord will be delivered and “set in a large place.” David experienced this: “He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me” (Psalm 18:19). “And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room” (Psalm 31:8). “Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress” (Psalm 4:1).
A large place is also a sign of God’s provision. Israel has been promised this in the kingdom age. “In that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures” (Isaiah 30:23). “Now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place” (Hosea 4:16). Yet for the New Testament believer, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, has provided a large place as well: “A large upper room furnished and prepared” (Mark 14:15) is awaiting every true child of God. “In my Father’s house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).
To the unsaved who remain in their lost condition, there will be the largeness of God’s judgment. “For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it” (Isaiah 30:33). The lake of fire and brimstone awaits all who reject the Lord’s provision of salvation.
When one accepts Christ as Savior, he receives the largeness of God’s mercy; when he rejects Him, he receives the largeness of God’s judgment. NPS