We have been sailing through the Psalms this summer and our ship is docked again this Sunday in Psalm 78! Someone said, “We have in the Bible 66 books:
- In 65 of these books, God speaks to us
- In the book of Psalms, we speak to God
Much of what we read in the Psalms is an inspired account of human emotions expressing themselves in the midst of the joys and sorrows of life. Some Bible teachers say that most of the Bible is “prescriptive – telling us what to do,” but also “descriptive – giving us a factual account of what actually happened.” While there is overlap for sure, much of what we read in Psalms is “descriptive” as it describes how real people respond to life’s twists and turns.
Psalm 78 is an historical account of the failure of God’s people in the wilderness as well as once they entered the promised land. They limited what the Lord wanted to do:
- For them
- In them
- Through them
This Psalm is for us! I honestly believe that none us want to limit God; however, we often fail just like Israel. 1 Cor. 10:1-13 warns us (His church) about avoiding Israel’s mistakes. This is what verse 5 says, “But even then, God was not pleased with most of them, and so their dead bodies were scattered over the desert.”
Does that sound harsh? It was harsh. I hope you join us this Sunday. Bring your Bible and a friend as we learn to trust God at deeper levels.
For Jesus’ sake,