Thursday 22 April

Remembering

Read Psalm 78.32-41

“Whenever God slew them, they would seek Him; they eagerly turned to Him again. They remembered that God was their Rock .. but then .. they were not faithful to His covenant” (Ps.78.34-37)

God’s memory is better than ours! God’s people remembered Him when things got bad, but then as quickly forgot and forsook Him: by contrast God remembered His covenant with them always; and was merciful towards them.

To what extent has the sort of ‘cycle’ described here been evident down through the course of Scotland’s history?

What explains that pattern? And how can you avoid it in your own life?

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, that You are so able to keep me from stumbling. You are my God: have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long (Jude 24 & Ps.86.1-3)