Today’s passage: Psalm 106
- After recounting all God had done for Israel in Psalm 105, today’s psalm recounts what Israel had done. A much different feel to this psalm.
- Verses 34-39 are devastating to read. Understand, the first step was a sin of omission (Verse 34), the second step was mingling/mixing with the nations (Verse 35), and after that the people of Israel did what they “felt” was right!
- What the people of God need is rescue (“Save us, O Lord.” from vs. 47).
- Israel was not a nation of good people who needed to be rescued from the world.
- Israel was a nation of sinners who needed rescue from their own sin.
- We are no different.
Questions to consider:
- If not for God’s grace, what would we be “mixed” up in right now? If you are mixed up in the world, if the world’s desires are your desires, where must you run for hope and rescue?
- For whose sake does God rescue people (Verse 8)? Why does your salvation bring so much glory to God? Why is it actually better for you that is does? Why is it better that the Bible is more about God than it is about you?
- If you were to write your own Psalm 106, what might it look like? What is your story of desperate need and God’s gracious rescue? How does remembering how much grace God has shown us give us even more gratitude and love for Him?