Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

June 20th

Psalm 78:9-16

Our attention is drawn to the rebellion of the children of Ephraim, in spite of the way God took care of them and led them in the wilderness. The name “Ephraim” is used here instead of the “children of Israel” to remind us that it was “Ephraim” that caused the northern tribes to turn to idolatry (in the case of the golden calf set up at Bethel – cf. Hosea 4:17).

  1. The reminder of the children of Ephraim – verse 9
  2. Their refusal to walk in the way of the Lord – verses 10-11
  3. The revelation of God’s power in delivering them from Egypt – verses 12-13
  4. The recognition of how God provided for them in the wilderness – verses 14-16

We easily forget! The God Who has done miracles in the past is ignored in the present. Our natural tendency is to trust ourselves instead of the One Who has led us all the way!

Verse for Meditation

Verse 10 – “They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in His law.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, may I never forget how You have cared for me, and may I always follow You and Your Word.”

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