In Psalm 78:1-41, God is calling attention for each generation to learn His principles, know about His power, and recognize His wonders so they can be passed along to future generations. A daily devotional like “This Day with God” internalizes his guiding principles; becoming an instrument which pushes us to focus on Him in every activity throughout our day.
My Pastor, Steve Ramsdell said in a sermon that we should expect God’s presence all the time. We may not know it but God can be present in the things we read, the experiences we go through, or the people we meet. For inspiring sermons, visit this link: Sermon Podcast.
In today’s reading, the psalmist uses the image of God’s people being dissatisfied as they were being lead to the Promised Land to depict Israel’s disloyalty. He did so much for them but they were never satisfied; testing God to do even more because of their lack of faith.
Even though God led the people out of Egypt with such marvels as dividing the sea, guiding them with a cloud by day and light from the fire all night, and splitting rocks in the desert for water; they were not thankful and forgot how He had blessed them. The lesson for us is to pay attention to God. Choose His help by claiming his promise and putting Him first in our family, finances, and even in the fun we have.
We have the advantage today of seeing the full picture. How God loves us so much that He gave His Son to die for us. Today, we can walk by faith with purpose and with persistence. We can accept God’s word and kindness; admiring His patience and mercy during times when we are forgetful or thankless. This day with God we can express our thankfulness in prayer.