In what ways has God been faithful to you despite your sinful choices?
Have you ever written that down on paper before – the ways God has been faithful in your life? Especially, the ways He’s been faithful when you were not? In the Bible, God was faithful to the Israelites even when they were unfaithful to Him.
What it says:
- Asaph is the writer of the psalms below and lists the glorious deeds of the Lord.
- Also, Asaph explains how God has been faithful to the Israelites.
- The Israelites sinned against God by not obeying His commands.
- God called them to repentance in His great love and remained faithful to them despite their unfaithfulness.
- God split rocks in the wilderness.
“He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.” ~~Psalm 78:15
- Our gracious God achieves great mysteries.
“In the sight of their fathers he performed wonders in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan. He divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters stand like a heap.” ~~Psalm 78:12-13
Suggested Application/Spiritual Growth:
- Write down how God has been faithful to you. Include specific names of people, places, and things. Make sure you included how God has used the people to impact your life.
- Be focused on God’s faithfulness throughout this week, reading the Word and your list from above to foster a thankful heart.
- Learn from the Israelites’ sins. We see in Psalm 78:10-11 (see below) that the Israelites didn’t obey God. We learn a valuable lesson from these verses: obey God’s Word.
“They did not keep God’s covenant, but refused to walk according to his law. They forgot his works and the wonders that he had shown them.” ~~Psalm 78:10-11
Psalm 78:72 ends with the faithfulness of God: With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.
Read the entire psalm today and see how God is to be feared, revered, and loved because of Who He is.
Join the Conversation:
What does it mean to you to know that God’s faithfulness is greater than all of your sin?
Has God disciplined you in His love (Heb. 12:5-12) and how did you respond?
–Mark and Rachel Shaw (thankful for God’s unfailing love)