Today’s reading is: Psa. 105-106
Psalm One Hundred Five
- Psalm 105 is a praise psalm for the Lord’s graciousness towards Israel. It forms a part of the psalm medley recorded in 1st Chr. 16 (along with Psalm 106, also featured today). See TTB Day 117 for details.
- Psalm 105 commands incessant worshipful occupation with YHWH (Ps. 105:1-7). Give thanks, call upon, make known, sing, sing praises, meditate, boast, seek, seek, seek, remember.
- Seek the Lord, seek His strength, seek His face (Ps. 105:4).
- Remember His wonders, His marvels, His judgments (Ps. 105:5).
- We are to continuously remember even as He continuously remembers to a thousand generations (Ps. 105:8 cf. 1st Chr. 16:15). This cannot be the Millennium as it is only 1000 years. This must be the fulness of times (Eph. 1:10) in the new heavens and new earth (2nd Pet. 3:13).
- The remainder of Psalm 105 is a walk-thru testimony to the Lord’s faithfulness (Ps. 105:9-45).
- To the patriarchs (vv.9-15).
- Through the Eisodus (vv.16-24).
- Through the Exodus (vv.25-38).
- Through the wilderness to the promised land (vv.39-45a).
- Hallelujah! הַלְלוּ יָהּ. (v.45b & bridge to Ps. 106).
Psalm One Hundred Six
- The opening and closing of this psalm (Ps. 106:1,47,48) forms the conclusion to the psalm medley recorded in 1st Chr. 16. See TTB Day 117 for details.
- Hallelujah! הַלְלוּ יָהּ. This should be the daily proclamation of believers who appreciate the Lord’s daily blessings (Ps. 106:1-5).
- Born-again believers have a present happiness in keeping/practicing God’s just and righteous way of life (v.3).
- Born-again believers have a present expectation of future glory in God’s inheritance (vv.4-5).
- If the present generation is in rebellion against God, past examples of God’s faithfulness will provide hope (Ps. 106:6-43).
- The Red Sea (vv.6-12).
- The wilderness (vv.13-33).
- In Canaan (vv.34-43).
- God’s great lovingkindness forgave Israel again and again and again (Ps. 106:44-46). The psalmist calls on God to faithfully deliver Israel “one more time” (Ps. 106:47-48).