The Faithfulness of God


     Like its immediate predecessor, Psalm 106 begins and ends with the same call to “Praise the Lord!”  The focus of this psalm of heartfelt praise is Jehovah’s glorious mercy toward His extremely imperfect, foolish people. 

     “Praise the Lord!  Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever.  Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?  Who can declare all His praise?  Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!  Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people.  Oh, visit me with Your salvation, that I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your inheritance” (vv. 1-5).

     In verse six, the author details the heinous transgressions committed by the people that Jehovah had personally redeemed out of Egypt.  They sinned, committed iniquity, had done wickedly (v. 6); they did not understand, did not remember, and rebelled (v. 7).  “Nevertheless, He saved them for His name’s sake that He might make His mighty power known” (v. 8).

     No psalm better illustrates the truth of “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13) than does Psalm 106.

     Praise the Lord! for his great and enduring faithfulness to His word.

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