Powered by 4 - July 21, 2011

No Entitlements

today's reading.
Psalms 78:17-39    Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert...

think about it.
What did the people do that deserved God's judgment (78:17-22)? How did the Lord show compassion instead (78:23-39)? At the times when you deserved judgment, how has God shown you compassion?

the blog.
I came away from reading Psalm 78:17-39 feeling sad because of the way the Israelites treated and responded to God. It reminded me of a dysfunctional family relationship with the underlying theme being "yet they sinned more against him" and "they still sinned...they did not believe" (vs. 17 and 32). My sadness deepened the more I thought about what took place here and how we (you and I) do those same things and have those same attitudes as the Israelites. So, I stopped and prayed. I apologized to God and asked for His forgiveness for those times when I've behaved and acted this way. Then I asked Him to help me going forward.

So how did Psalm 78:17-39 speak to you? What are some things we can do to help us not treat God like we're entitled to whatever we think we want when we want it? Tami W.

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