GOOD MORNING SIBLINGS!
Today’s readings are Psalm 103-105
There is a lot of retelling of the deeds of our Father in today’s passages – and that is a wonderful thing! We cannot retell of His greatness enough! In fact, we tell of it far too little. More time in our lives should be devoted to reciting, remembering, recalling, and telling of the works of our Father!
Ricky and I teamed up on the notes today so you’re getting some from each of us.
Psalm 103:10-12 – Just a reminder that King David wrote the father “does not deal with us according to our sins” and that he removes our transgressions from us. Keep in mind that this was written BEFORE our Messiah came. The father has always shown us grace. You can see it all the way back to the beginning of creation.
“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.”
Psalms 103:10-12 ESV
“But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.”
Psalms 103:17-18 ESV
Psalm 104 is nothing short of beautiful. This text is rich in descriptions of just how amazing the father’s creation really is. The last line in this Psalm makes it clear that there is no permanent place for sin nor for wickedness in the father’s creation. How wonderful it is that the father sent our Savior so that we can be in His presence.
Psalm 105 and 106 are a pair, believed to be composed during the exile in Babylon and likely taken from part of the service in the Wilderness Tabernacle. You can see the beginning of 105 and the end of 106 in 1 Chronicles 16:1-43.
Psalm 105 tells of the amazing grace and faithfulness of YHWH to His covenant and His people and Psalm 106 (which we will read tomorrow) responds with the ingratitude of Israel.
It is so important to tell of the goodness of our Father, to shout His deeds to the rooftops, and testify about His faithfulness and grace, which have been a gift He has delighted to give since the beginning of time.
We have lost so much in our history as a people of YHWH by not telling these stories in our homes, around the dinner table, when we rise, and in those special moments of quiet (gifts from Him) with our children and loved ones.
“How can I tell of the goodness of our God to my loved ones today?” should be a question we ask, continually, throughout our lives.
I’m so grateful for this community of encouragers as we all seek to do just that and as we all grow closer to Him, together!
Test everything, hold tight to what is good.~ 1 Thess 5:21
We are saved by Grace alone: Obedience is not the root of our salvation, it is the fruit!
May YHWH bless the reading of His Word!