Psalm 106

Yesterday we lingered in Psalm 105 as the psalmist recounted the many ways God had met His people in their daily lives — and remembered His covenant with them. Today we revisit this theme, but this time the picture isn’t all roses. The psalmist doesn’t hide the ugly pattern of forgetfulness, selfish endeavors, rebellion and sin, and finally, the consequences of those choices as the Israelites wandered in the desert and attempted to claim the Promised Land from other nations. It’s a cyclical pattern that faces all mankind, and yet when God’s people call out for rescue, He remembers His covenant with them, relenting and displaying the multitude of His mercies. In response, the people praise Him. How do you see yourself in today’s psalm? What will your response to God’s mercy be today?