In my Bible reading yesterday, I encountered the Psalmist’s account of the Israelites journey out of Egypt recorded in Psalm 106. I found in these verses some lessons – both from what they did and didn’t do – that I can apply in my life.
1. Remember God’s mercies. “Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked Him at the sea, even at the Red Sea.” (Verse 7) How easy it is to dwell on negative circumstances we may be facing; instead, let’s remember all that God has done for us!
2. Believe His Word. “Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.” (Verse 12) What a precious gift is the Bible, full of promises, encouragement, and comfort. Our God is faithful and we can stand firm in His Word.
3. Sing His praises. “Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.” (Verse 12) We serve a wonderful God; let’s praise Him in words, songs, and actions!
4. Wait for His counsel. “They soon forgat His works; they waited not for His counsel:” (Verse 13) Aren’t we often tempted to run ahead and follow our own way? Yet we often fail to find His blessings when we do. Waiting is not easy, but is often necessary as we seek to know and obey His will.
I hope to see this lessons at work in my life as I seek to live victoriously, both within my family and before others in the world.