40 That is why the Lord’s anger burned against his people,
and he abhorred his own special possession.
41 He handed them over to pagan nations,
and they were ruled by those who hated them.
42 Their enemies crushed them
and brought them under their cruel power.
43 Again and again he rescued them,
but they chose to rebel against him,
and they were finally destroyed by their sin.
44 Even so, he pitied them in their distress
and listened to their cries.
45 He remembered his covenant with them
and relented because of his unfailing love.
46 He even caused their captors
to treat them with kindness.
47 Save us, O Lord our God!
Gather us back from among the nations,
so we can thank your holy name
and rejoice and praise you.
48 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who lives from everlasting to everlasting!
Let all the people say, “Amen!”
Praise the Lord! NLT
After reading through the first thirty-nine verses of Psalm 106, why would someone need to take a spiritual bath?
Quickly scan through the chapter again. Identify the patterns you see through the writer’s account of Israel’s history.
Now look at verses 40-48. How does the writer summarize this pattern? What major themes does the writer want to remind God’s people about?
With these ideas in mind, what do you find amazing about God?
Considering the pattern of God’s people, why would people say “Amen!” at the end of verse 48?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Take efforts in the next 24 hours to stop forgetting about all that God has done. Remember the work God has already done in your life and notice the work that God is doing. And as you do, let your heart be led to praise the Lord.