READ Psalm 106:1-15
As I spent time in the word this morning thankfulness welled up in me. How easy it is to forget all He has forgiven, all He has given. His grace, it is sufficient! When we begin to experience God’s grace, gratitude is the natural and appropriate response. The psalmist is overwhelmed by gratitude, thankfulness, and worships God, saying, ‘Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever’ (v.1).
He goes on to say, ‘We’ve sinned a lot… We’ve fallen short, hurt a lot of people… forgot your great and wonderful love’ (vv.6–7, MSG). They had ‘rebelled’ against God (v.7d).
Several years ago, by this psalm, I wrote in the margin of my Bible: ‘I sometimes wonder whether I sin more than any other Christian… how can God go on forgiving?’ If you feel like that sometimes, you are not alone. I believe we all do at times.
That said, the next verse starts with the word ‘yet’. This is grace. In spite of everything:
- He saved them for his name’s sake’ v.8a
- He led them v. 9b
- He redeemed them v. 10b
As a result of God’s amazing grace, ‘they believed his promises and sang his praise’ (v.12). But ‘they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel’ (v.13).
In the margin of my bible I have written a note: “This is the history of my Christian walk, for a day or two, or even a week or two, I believe His promises and sing His praises however, I soon go out and forget what he has done and fail to wait for his counsel, or to ask his advice about everything.”
I am learning to seek, and wait for His counsel, for His wisdom, thus, understanding I seek Him, in His word. This is so very important daily, in all things. Talk to your wives before decisions. Then lead based on what God’s word says. Our wives are our helper given to you by God. They desire more then anything for us to communicate and lead with Jesus Christ the head. Have a blessed day!