Songs of Praise: Psalm 106:1-20

Psalm 106:1-20
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But they soon forgot his works…
they had a wanton craving…
Psalm 106:13-14
Yesterday, in Psalm 105, we read of His glorious works and faithfulness in the lives of the Israelites. Today we see the flip side of His faithfulness. The discipline of those who forget.
But they soon forgot His works…
These are some sad words after the miraculous rescue from Egypt. They forgot. So they rebelled. And in His faithfulness, He punishes those who disobey. Who treat Him as less than God of gods and Lord of lords.
They forgot who He was and what He had done. They exchanged the glory of their God, their Savior, their Creator for the image of a grass-eating bovine. They worshiped what was created as the one who created.
That’s what happens when we forget God. Our thinking gets cloudy and we begin to use our own broken sense to come up with some nonsensical ways.
His Word says we have absolutely no excuse for forgetting who He is. He made it evident through all He created.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Romans 1:19-21 ESV
Though they knew Him, they did not honor Him with thanks. To forget who He is and to neglect to give thanks, darkens our hearts and we do foolish things. Like worship livestock.
Have you exchanged the glory of God for something created? Is your thinking getting a little foolish? Do you give God the glory for your life? work? gifts? Are you thankful? Do you see His eternal power and divine nature in the world around you?
Don’t be foolish. Don’t wait for the discipline to come. Recognize His faithfulness. His steadfast love. Make sure you’re glorifying Him with your life and not something far less.
To the faithful you show yourself faithful;
to those with integrity you show integrity.
To the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.
Psalm 18:25-27 NLT
Lord, You are faithful and good, Your love endures forever.
Let me never forget who You are and who I am before You.
Open my eyes to Your eternal, divine nature in the world around me.
Fill me with thanks and praise. Reveal whatever I have set up in Your place.
Tear it down. Reveal it for what it is… nothing.
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