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Psalm 105

June 5, 2009

This is a long and detailed psalm because it summarizes Israel’s history from the time God made His covenant with Abraham until Israel entered into the Promised Land. More specifically it covers the time of Joseph through the Exodus, or Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

This psalm can be divided into three parts. The first part, verses 1-3, is a call to worship God. We are to give thanks, call upon His name, tell of His wondrous deeds [personal], sing praise to Him, speak of His wonders [creation], and glory in His Name. This is true worship; serving God, telling of His love for man, and telling of our love for Him.

The second part is found in verses 4-6. We are to seek the Lord, call upon His strength, and call upon Him personally. We are to know God and seek His blessing on our lives. We are to remember what He has done from all creation to blessing us personally. We are to remember His promises for obeying Him and His judgments for disobeying Him [Lev. 26-27]. We are to remember He has chosen us. We are His children.

Why worship? Why seek? Why remember? We do this because He is God. This is the third part, verses 7-45. Not only does God rule the earth, He has made a covenant with those who follow Him. And God is faithful in keeping His covenant promises. Proof is in the life of Israel called the Exodus. This historical and factual event tells of God’s love and provision for those who seek Him, who love Him, and who have been called by Him. Therefore, God is worthy of our praise and thanksgiving.

So take time to worship God, to seek God, and to remember who God is, ruler over all His creation. Remember God keeps His promises. He blesses those who obey Him and curses those who disobey Him. He is a righteous and just judge of His creation. Call upon Him, seek His face, and bow down before Him with thanksgiving and praise.

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