Psalm 106 – Don’t Forget God
They forgot God their Savior, who did great things in Egypt (Psalms 106:21)
In today’s psalm, we see the theme of the Israelites unfaithfulness to God with recurring incidents of God showing His power and saving His people. Yet the Israelites kept sinning and instead of worshipping God, they chose to worship idols and live immorally. Last Sunday we celebrated all the fathers in our lives and the countless acts of love, knowledge, and time that they give to us. Last month, we celebrated all the mothers in our lives and also recounted all the sacrifices, love, and encouragement that they give us throughout the year. If we remember our parents and what they did for us, how can we not appreciate what our Heavenly Father has done for us throughout our entire lives. It is easy to blame the Israelites for being ungrateful people because they forgot repeatedly of God and all the great things that He did for them. Yet, we shouldn’t be quick to cast judgment on the Israelites because in our lives, we do the same thing to God.
During this pandemic the last few months, we have been dwelling on our problems. We have been focusing on all the things that Covid-19 has taken away from us. Many of us had elaborate plans for high school graduation celebrations, going on a family summer vacation, or an extravagant wedding or birthday party. Have we forgotten that God, the creator of the heavens and earth, is still in charge of everything. God has blessed us with so much on this earth. We are able to live in paradise and most of all, God gave us His only Son, Jesus, to be our Lord and Savior. Jesus gave us hope when we had none. Jesus gave us life when we were headed to death. Let’s start each day with gratitude to God for all that He has done in our lives, and for all that He will continue to do in our lives. Let us give thanks to God for every good and perfect gift comes from Him.