Today’s passage: Psalm 105
- The psalmist will call on Israel to praise the Lord in remembering His wondrous works and then sets the example in recounting the history of Israel.
- Israel’s story is God’s story. The Old Testament is not about Israel, it’s about God.
- God is sovereign. His decreed will must be accomplished. Even the hatred in the hearts of the Egyptians against the Jews was decreed by God (Verse 25).
- The end of the matter, when we consider all that God is and does…we should praise the Lord!
Questions to consider:
- How can you put verse 5 into practice? What wondrous works can you recount? Why do you have reason to praise the Lord?
- How does remembering that the Bible is not primarily about me/us help us to interpret it rightly? If God only exists for our good pleasure and by our own design what would go terribly wrong?
- Why (In verse 45) did God do all these things for Israel? Why isn’t that a selfish motive? What does it mean for us to follow God and obey Him? What is the greatest life we can live? What is the greatest gift God could give us? (Philippians 3:14)