Day 18: Psalm 105
Psalm 105 is a Psalm praising God for His faithfulness throughout generations. It’s interesting that it’s been placed before Psalm 106 which seems to remind us of the repeated failures of people! A strong reminder to us all that we must give praise to and call upon the God of Psalm 105 and not put all our hope and faith in people. The difference in reliability between God and people is made clear in these two Psalms.
Side note *The first 15 verses of Psalm 105 are actually a repeat of a song David wrote in 1 Chronicles 16 for the bringing of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.
Below are a list of comments made by the Psalmist about what God has done for us, his people. Take some time today to look over them and just be blown away once again by God’s goodness.
• He has done wonders (Verse 5)
• He’s done miracles (Verse 5)
• He remembers his promises to a thousand generations (Verse 8)
• He never breaks his covenant. (Verse 8)
• He confirms his word! (Verse 10)
• He protects us. (Verse 14)
• We can’t be touched or harmed. (Verse 15)
• He is in control. (Verse 16)
• He works through bad situations. (Verses 17-22)
• He makes us fruitful (Verse 24)
• He’s chosen us. (Verse 26)
• He’s absolutely powerful. (Verses 28-38)
• He provides. (Verses 39-41)
What should we do in response to this faithful and incredible God?
• Give Him Praise. (Verse 1)
• Proclaim is name over situations and circumstances. (Verse 1)
• Make him known to all we meet! (Verse 1)
• Sing to Him. (Verse 2)
• Share of his goodness to us. (Verse 2)
• Receive HIS strength. (Verse 4)
• Seek His face always. (Verse 4)
• Remember what He has done. (Verse 5)
• Rejoice. (Verse 43)
• Shout for Joy. (Verse 43)
• Keep His commands. (Verse 45)
• Praise the Lord. (Verse 45)
I love that the Psalmist says “Remember the wonders He has done” and then goes on to recite God’s wonders to the Israelite people. Sometimes it’s really good for us to write similar lists, recounting God’s favour and goodness to us. It will bless you when you praise Him! Why don’t you do this now.
Ps Ed Winbow
Campus Pastor, Penrith