Study from God’s Word… Psalm 78 … Passage for Reflection: Psalm 78: 8 … NIV 8 They would not be like their forefathers — a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
My Journal for Today: Today I was led to read Psalm 78 from the collection of God’s songs in His word, which is a Psalm written for God’s people, summarizing the many times the Jews ignored the signposts God had for them along their historical road and the many times God was merciful and gracious to/for His chosen people.
AND, as Dr. Smith, writing his devotional entry for today points out, we should not miss God’s repeated signs along our road of life as well. How many times do we need to read in God’s word how His chosen people rejected His Law and turned away from righteousness to sinfulness, for us to see that we worship a loving, merciful, and forgiving God? How many times from God’s story about Himself do we need to read that God grieves over the sins of His people; and how often do we read – over/over again – that sin has consequences?
God will turn mankind over to his own wickedness, as we read in both the Old and New Testaments (see this Psalm 78 in the OT and Romans 1: 18 – 32 in the NT); but one cannot read the Bible and not see the great signpost of redemption which God’s word presents so loudly. And that ultimately led to the His biggest signpost, … the life, death, and resurrection of His only Son, Jesus, The Christ.
And those who see this Signpost of redemption (see Phil. 2: 6-11) and believe in its message (see Rom. 10: 9 – 13) will be saved. I’m praying that all who read here have seen the Signpost, have believed in His message, and will be with me in Heaven.
My Prayer for Today: Lord, Your signs scream truth at me; and I see them. Help me to stay on Your path, always seeking and finding Your way through the wilderness of my sin nature. Amen