10/7/19: Colossians 3:1-17; Psalm 78:32-55; Proverbs 24:27

I am sure that as you have been reading Psalm 78 you realize that we have been reading the history of the Nation of Israel.  And in today’s reading we see the Psalmist recognize the grace that is bestowed upon all of us — God’s patience and forgiveness:

Psalm 78Whenever God slew them, they would seek him;
    they eagerly turned to him again.
35 They remembered that God was their Rock,
    that God Most High was their Redeemer.
36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths,
    lying to him with their tongues;
37 their hearts were not loyal to him,
    they were not faithful to his covenant.
38 Yet he was merciful;
    he forgave their iniquities
    and did not destroy them.
Time after time he restrained his anger
    and did not stir up his full wrath.
39 He remembered that they were but flesh,
    a passing breeze that does not return.

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