Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13th: Psalm 106, 107, 111-113 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Psalm 106, 107, 111-113

In Psalm 106 the writer gives a brief history of how the Israelites sinned against God, by forgetting about Him, and how God saved them to make His power known...

Psalm 106: 8: Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known.

The writer goes on to sum up this chapter in verses 43-46 by acknowledging that it was God who saved them, because of His love for them...

Psalm 106: 43-46: Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin. [44] Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry; [45] for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented. [46] He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.

What amazing love shown by God, and He still has and shows this love today, to us. How many times do I sin, or commit the same sin over and over? And He still forgives when I go to Him sincerely, wanting to do better next time.

At the end of chapter 107 the writer talks about how God turned a prosperous land into waste, because of the wickedness of the people that lived there. He then made the land prosperous again and brought a new people to live there who were appreciative of this. But these people also saw disaster and their numbers also went down. Finally we see what this is all about...

Psalm 107:41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.

Am I in need of the Lord? Do I rely on Him or try to do things on my own? I want to do this for Him because I love Him, and not hoping for personal gain.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalm 115-118

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

Who can be compared with the Lord our God,

No one! He is truly incomparable. May we glorify Him with our voices and, even more, with our lives.