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A Season of Psalms - Psalm 105:4-8


Psalm 105:4-8

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Abraham, his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones! He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations…

English Standard Version (ESV)

What is the definition of a “promise?” That depends on the type of promise you’d like to define. Merriam-Webster defines it as a “declaration or assurance that one will do or refrain from doing something specified.” If you’re a computer programmer that uses JavaScript, your definition of a promise looks like this: “an object which can be returned synchronously from an asynchronous function. It is a returned object to which you can attach callbacks, instead of passing callbacks into a function.” Wow, sounds complicated! Aren’t you glad the promises of God aren’t as difficult?

Psalm 105 is a psalm of remembrance. It recalls “all the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.” Not only is the psalm a recollection of God’s mighty works, but also a reminder that He keeps His covenant of love forever. Psalm 105 traces God’s hand at work from his blessing of Abraham in Genesis 12 to the conquest of the Promised Land in the book of Joshua. Along Israel’s faith journey, in the good times and the not-so-good, God remembered His covenant of love despite Israel’s persistent unfaithfulness. 2,000 years later, He remembers His covenant of love with us. When we were dead in our trespasses and exiled from the presence of God, He sent His Son in the fullness of time, and made us alive together with Him, giving us a seat of honor in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. And this was according to nothing we had done; it was the grace of God, because He is rich in mercy and abounding in great love.

What has God done in your life of faith? What have you done for Him in response? He’s been our Help for ages past and our Hope for years to come. We can run to Him with arms open wide…we can trust Him…because He’s proven Himself ever-faithful and ever-true!

Further Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10; Genesis 9:8-17

Pray with me:

Father, You are faithful. Cause us to remember all the great and mighty acts You have done in us. Thank You for sealing us with Your spirit and guaranteeing our inheritance with You in glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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