Powered by 4 - May 1, 2011


Sunday, May 1

Unconditional Praise

today's reading.
Psalms 106:29-48    They provoked the LORD to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them...

think about it.
List some ways God's people provoked His anger (106:29-39). What did they suffer as a result (106:40-43)? How did God demonstrate His mercy and faithfulness (106:43-46)? What should our response to His mercy and faithfulness be (106:47-48)? How have you responded to God's salvation in your life?

the blog.
As we reach the end of Psalm 106, we get a little clearer picture of the circumstances in which this Psalm was written. In verse 47 the Psalmist makes the request of "Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations." So from the sounds of it, Israel is not together as a nation but has been scattered and is in exile. It's a tough and sad situation. But even so, the Psalmist begins and ends with a call to praise and give thanks to the Lord.

So what does Psalm 106 show us about the how, when, why and where of praising the Lord? How can you use this Psalm to help you continue to praise whatever your circumstances? Tami W.

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