May 27th - Psalms 105-106

Today’s devotional is penned by Alex Lindsay

Psalm 105 & 106

Has God ever done something truly amazing in your life? - all you want to do and all you can think about is telling someone about it?

You have this burning desire and eagerness to share with others, what God has done for you!

God In his mercy, and grace, can open our eyes to a truth, or give us wisdom, generously! - (James 1:5) in a situation where we are weak.

Ive recently been through quite a distressing period in my life, and I was on my knees, praying for God to intervene, for God to show me his ways & not mine (proverbs 3:5) a glimpse of his heart and not my own because my heart was Broken.

So I waited on him...and God came through..met my need, according to the riches of his mercy & Grace & all I wanted to do is share this amazing encounter with God!

This psalmist is wanting Gods chosen people, to celebrate, in particular, the liberation from the mighty Egypt!

Psalms 105:21-22 says to remember his “great things”, “wonderful Works” & “Awsome deeds” and lists his epic wonders that Hollywood would be proud of!

Not only that but he reminds them of Gods judgment on Egypt, the righteous power that is in his hands,

The psalmist wants to praise God for everything he has done throughout the history of Israel and wants to encourage us with the goodness of God.

Into psalm 106 and the psalmist homes in on the failures of the nation, the sons of Abraham, children of Israel, how they rebelled & rejected God time and time again.

Psalm 106:44 -45 rounds off a barrage of errors on Israel’s part & the disastrous consequences of their actions, with God being full of Grace & mercy says:

“Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress,when he heard their cry. For their sake he remembered his covenant,and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love”

When God hears our cry, he comes running like a Good, good father would.

James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

Humility is not denying your strengths but accepting your weakness. - Rick Warren

If Gods glorious works in Israel simply can’t be hidden, and his Grace is evident and undeserving & the empty grave is there for all to see, why would we want to hide Gods amazing Grace in our life?

Jesus says,

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”

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