05/10/29 – John 6:22-42; Psalm 106:32-48; Proverbs 14:34-35

In our reading today I think the combination of the verses from Proverbs and Psalms provide us insight into Israel’s history and the Lord’s love.

Proverbs 14: 34 Righteousness exalts a nation,  but sin condemns any people.

Psalm 106:   34 They did not destroy the people as the Lord had commanded them, 35 but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.  36 They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. 38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters,whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.  39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.

4Yet he took note of their distress  when he heard their cry; 45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.  46 He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.