What a great Top 10 Lynden shared with us yesterday on things we take for granted. His examples were definitely aligned with mine as a reminder about many of the things we have in this life. After Psalm 105’s reminder about the hidden things we take for granted comes a reminder in Psalm 106 of God’s grace and patience despite our forgetful and self-willed lives.
Todays Reading: Psalm 106
I read and listened to a recent Podcast that recommended going back and reading different Bible versions. Today I landed on the Good news Translation.
1 Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good;
his love is eternal.
2 Who can tell all the great things he has done?
Who can praise him enough?
Who can praise him enough? I know that I can’t. Even if I started a list right now, I’d still be making a list for days to come. Take a moment to pause and reflect. Write it down in your journal, on the side of your bible, say them out loud.
- Praise for His transformation in my life.
- Praise for His love and grace He shows and gives me.
- Praise for my family.
- Praise for small groups.
- Praise for 1777 posts Bible Journal has posted since 1/1/2016.
These were just some I thought about today. As you continue to read through this chapter, you will be reminded of the importance of our obedience in verse 3.
3 Happy are those who obey his commands,
who always do what is right.
Verses 6-43 humble me and remind me of the blind, rebellious, and forgetful we can be in our sinful nature how stories from the Israelites shortcomings can connect back to our stories today. To my story. To yours.
Thankfully, we have a Father who has given and shows grace to those who deserved judgment. Verse 44-47. God’s faithfulness to us is not dependent on our faithfulness to him. Just a few weeks ago, we remembered that God sent His son to die for you and me. He showed us grace when we were still sinners. Imagine the grace He shows as his children.
44 Yet the Lord heard them when they cried out,
and he took notice of their distress.
45 For their sake he remembered his covenant,
and because of his great love he relented.
46 He made all their oppressors
feel sorry for them.
47 Save us, O Lord our God,
and bring us back from among the nations,
so that we may be thankful
and praise your holy name.
48 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel;
praise him now and forever!
Let everyone say, “Amen!”
Praise the Lord!