Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 18th: Psalm 78-80 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Psalm 78-80

In chapter 78 the author begins by talking about the importance of passing down the truths learned in the past to the next generation.

(4) We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Very important that we too pass down to our children the lessons and truths we have learned in our walk with God.

The chapter goes on to mention how the Israelites would often forget the truths about how God had helped them, right after He had done something great for them. This we need to learn from, making a point to remember and not forget how good God has been and continues to be to us.

In Psalms 79:6 we read what happens to nations that ignore God,

Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;

This reminded me of how our society here in North America has been ignoring God and is drifting further away. We started as a nation that acknowledged God, in our anthem we sing "God keep our land, glorious and free". Now our nations have slid to a point where we punish those that don't agree with the sinful homosexual lifestyle, we even want to start encouraging men to share bathrooms with girls. So blind to these dangers and to the consequences of sin.

Our nation truly needs to turn back to God and this starts by becoming a daily prayer item for Christians.

80:19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalm 81-83, 1 Chronicles 29:23-25, 2 Chronicles 1:1, 1 Kings 2:13-46

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

I thought it was interesting how the reminder to tell our children about God's faithfulness was followed by story after story of what happens when we forget God's faithfulness to us.