Series: Living For Jesus:
Normal Christianity in an Abnormal World

Title: Pleasing God

Scripture: 1st Corinthians 10:1-13 (Read)

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Call to Worship: Devotional (By Pastor Dan Loch)

Psalm 106

1 Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
or fully declare his praise?

3 Blessed are those who act justly,
who always do what is right.

4 Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
come to my aid when you save them,

5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may share in the joy of your nation
and join your inheritance in giving praise.

6 We have sinned, even as our ancestors did;
we have done wrong and acted wickedly.

7 When our ancestors were in Egypt,
they gave no thought to your miracles;
they did not remember your many kindnesses,
and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.

8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,
to make his mighty power known.

Psalm 106:1-8 (NASB)

Why should we praise God as Psalm 106 commands? Thankfully, Psalm 106 gives both the commands and the reasons to praise Him. Verses 2-5 remind us that God has done many mighty deeds, He shows favor to His people, brings joy to His nation, and gives them the opportunity to share in His inheritance. But He doesn’t stop there. The psalmist confesses that both himself and those singing the Psalm with him have sinned like their fathers sinned. This includes ignoring God’s miracles, forgetting His mighty deeds, and even outright rebellion against their good and holy God.

But not even this is enough to stop the goodness and perpetual love of the Lord. Even in their rebellion, God saves them. Here, repentance does not lead to self loathing or guilt. Instead, it leads to a deeper appreciation and more heart felt exclamation of “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever!”

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