Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people,
and he abhorred his heritage;
he gave them into the hand of the nations,
so that those who hated them ruled over them.
Their enemies oppressed them,
and they were brought into subjection under their power.
Many times he delivered them,
but they were rebellious in their purposes
and were brought low through their iniquity.
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.
He caused them to be pitied
by all those who held them captive.
Save us, O LORD our God,
and gather us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!
And let all the people say, “Amen!”
Praise the LORD!
by: Angie Osborn.
Psalm 106 details Israel’s rebellion and God’s divine compassion once again. Over and over, God provided for the Israelites. Over and over, the Israelites got distracted or frustrated and turned away. It is easy to think, “Oh those Israelites, when will they learn?” But could the same be said for each of us? Over and over, God provides and remains faithful. Over and over, I doubt, try to control my own destiny, and rebel against Him. Thankfully, God forgives those sins through Jesus Christ! I am able to confess those sins and praise God for His faithfulness, despite my stubbornness; and He continues to love me and pour out His blessings!