In Psalm 106, we read here about sin and salvation. There is a very realistic description of
sin - ‘They soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His
counsel... They despised the pleasant land; they did not believe His
promise... They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord...
They rebelled against the Spirit of God’(Psalm 106:13,24-25,33). This is
not only ancient history. It’s the story of our life! We read this, and we must join in Israel ’s
confession of sin: ‘We have sinned, even as our fathers did; we have
done wrong and acted wickedly’(Psalm 106:6). The history of Israel
is not only a history of sin. It is also a history of salvation: ‘He
saved them...’(Psalm 106:8,10). As we read of God’s salvation, we must
echo the prayer of God’s people - ‘Save us, O Lord our God...’- and join
with them in praising God - ‘Praise be to the Lord...’(Psalm
Lord, help us to love You – and help us to love one another. How can we say that we love You if we are not learning to love one another? How can we learn to love one another if we are not opening our hearts to the greatest love of all – Your love for us. Fill us with Your love. Change us by Your love. May our whole life shine with the glory of Your love.