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Psalms, chapter 106


I am happy because I have Jesus.Recognize that God is every thing we need in our life.

Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 106, the verse of reference in  is: 

 “We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly. (Psalms 106:6 NIV).

Challenge:

Do not commit the sins of the people of Israel. 

Historical commentary. – Psalm 106 is the first of the group called psalms of “Hallelujah”, so called because they start by saying hallelujah. Hallelujah means praise Jah, or praise the Lord. This psalm recalls the story of the rebellion of Israel in Egypt and in the wilderness, and in Canaan, showing how, rather than being destroyed, God remembered the covenant He had made. Psalm highlights the patience and mercy of God, it seeks to teach us in a didactic way how to avoid the failures of the people of Israel in the future.

First mistake: forgetting the mercies of God. – Ingratitude is one of the great evils of mankind. The people of Israel, ignored that God rescued them from Egypt; they forgot the miracles of God, how He delivered them from the Egyptian army when the Red Sea opened for them to pass through dry land. Can we recall an act of mercy that God has done for us?

Having envy. – We are unhappy and feel envy because we have not achieved what others have, we fail to value what God has given us as blessing, however, there are others who would be happy with what we have. Oswaldo Guayasamin repeated this Chinese proverb: “I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw a child who had no feet.” 

Not believing in God’s word. – “The great adversary of souls is seeking to create an atmosphere of  spiritual dead and lifelessness in all our institutions. Work to twist all circumstances to his own advantage, and to exclude Jesus Christ. Today, as in the days of Christ, God can not do many mighty works because of the unbelief of those in positions of responsibility. They need the converting power of God before understanding His Word and be willing to humble themselves before Him. ” CM 359.

Prayer 

God of wonders and mercy. We thank you for your care, of palpable miracles that you perform on our behalf. We ask that you eradicate the envy of our minds to not covet what others have and enjoy what you give us. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios
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