Saturday, August 17, 2013

Day 229, August 17 - Psalm 106

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1 Praise the Lord!  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise?
3 Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

44 Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46 He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.

This Psalm starts with praise, then recounts the history of Israel after they left Egypt, but concludes with the reminder that God heard and forgave. That is still a truth today, when we blow it we can call out to God and he will forgive.

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  1. Psalm 106
    3 Blessed are those who defend justice and do what is right at all times.

    6 We have sinned, and so did our ancestors. We have done wrong. We are guilty.

    20 They traded their glorious God for the statue of a bull that eats grass.

    38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their own sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan. The land became polluted with blood.

    43 He rescued them many times, but they continued to plot rebellion against him and to sink deeper because of their sin.
    44 He saw that they were suffering when he heard their cry for help.
    45 He remembered his promise to them. In keeping with his rich mercy, he changed his plans.
    46 He let them find compassion from all those who held them captive.

    47 Rescue us, O Lord our God, and gather us from the nations so that we may give thanks to your holy name and make your praise our glory.
    48 Thanks be to the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say amen. Hallelujah!