Wednesday February 3, 2021
Today’s Reading: Psalm 106:36-48
When He heard their cry, He took note of their distress, remembered His covenant with them, and relented according to the abundance of His faithful love.
Reflection: The Lord saves according to His faithful Love. He provides salvation to His people, who are completely helpless to save themselves. We are reminded of this through the story of Israel, who, after being saved and set apart by God in the midst of other nations, abandon God to worship other gods of nations around them. God’s righteous punishment allows the people to go down a path of destruction, but does not leave them there. When the people cry out to Him, God remembers His covenant with them and grants them Salvation by His own Faithfulness.
We must never forget that we share a relationship with God due to His Salvation. He needed to save us from our own sin, and did so because we were helpless to save ourselves. The choices that Israel makes against God are very saddening. When reading their story, we can easily scoff at their poor decisions and betrayal of God, and marvel at the wonder of God’s Grace towards them. But a closer look at them helps us to more correctly see our own tendency to fail God too. News stories and culture easily point the finger at others, saying “look how bad those people are,” all the while distracting us from the devastation that our own sin causes. But the Bible reminds us of our own sin, and our need for the Salvation that God freely gives to us. Praise God from everlasting to everlasting, for we have been saved by Him! We can rejoice in the Lord because of what He has done for us.
Prayer: Hallelujah! Lord, You are Faithful. Thank You for Your Salvation. Thank You for Your Son Jesus. I am reminded today that You have saved me from my sin because I could not save myself. You gladly paid the debt that I owed but could not pay. All praise and glory be to You alone. I want to live mindful of Your Faithfulness always, Lord. Please fill my thoughts everyday with the joy of Your Salvation story. Help me to look upon others with the same compassion that You have shown to me. As I seek You, continually draw me nearer to You in Faith. I pray all of these things in Jesus’ Precious Name, AMEN.
Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Biblestudytools.com): Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48