Search

November 11, 2021 – Psalms 76-80

An absolutely stunning description of Israel! “In spite of all this (God’s mighty wonders on their behalf), they still sinned; despite his wonders, they did not believe” (78:32). And, “They (Israel) flattered him (God) with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues. Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant. Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh” (Psalm 78:36-39). How gracious and compassionate is our God! As his children, how often we ignore him, so little consider him, and so seldomly talk with him. Yet, he loves us.


In another place, David testifies, “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:13,14). What a merciful and gracious Heavenly Father we have!


Children of the heav’nly Father

safely in his bosom gather.

Nestling bird nor star in heaven

such a refuge e’er was given.


Though he giveth or he taketh,

God his children ne’er forsaketh.

His the loving purpose solely

to preserve them safe and holy. -- Carolina Sandell (1855)

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

To quote that well known philosopher, Brittany Spears, “Oops! I did it again!” That is, again, I jumped over a portion of Scripture. Reading Titus, Friday, I jumped over 2 Timothy 2-4. So, what do

These “pastoral epistles” of Paul are all about life in the congregation, its leaders and all who gather as the church. I would like to comment on several texts beginning with: “Therefore rebuke the

2 Timothy is one of those Pauline letters that has such a personal touch to it. He is writing to young Timothy. He appears to know Timothy’s family well: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a fai