A History Of Sin – And A History Of Salvation

Lord, we read about Israel’s sin – ‘They soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His counsel… They despised the pleasant land; they did not believe His promise… They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord… They rebelled against the Spirit of God’(Psalm 106:13,24-25,33). This is not only ancient history. It’s the story of our life! We read this, and we must join in Israel’s confession of sin: ‘We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly’(Psalm 106:6). We thank You, Lord, that the history of Israel is not only a history of sin. It’s also a history of salvation: ‘He saved them…’(Psalm 106:8,10). When, Lord, we read of Your salvation, may we echo the prayer of Your people – ‘Save us, O Lord our God…’ May we join with them in praising You – ‘Praise be to the Lord…’(Psalm 106:47-48).

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