“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men.” (Psalm 107:8)
This verse is the theme song of this psalm. Over and over the psalmist tells of the positive interaction God has with His people. Over and over the psalmist tells those people to consider the steadfast love of the Lord. When you think about the history of these people and their relationship with God, it is easy to understand the psalmist’s point. Regardless of the many ways in which God demonstrated His love to them they forgot. Only when they were in trouble did they remember the steadfast love of the Lord.
It is a sad story of sinful rebellion, and idol worship and unfaithfulness of every sort pitched against a God whose love is so steadfast that He continued to do wondrous works to their children. In spite of their lack of love for Him, He never quit loving them. Have men learned much from this experience? I wonder.
All around me I see the people of God repeating the mistakes of the nation of Israel. True, their idols are not images of gold or stone, but idols they have made just the same. In a society that is all about me, there is little room for a God who demands that His people love Him and then others.
Task for Today: Do not be blinded by the world around you but see what God has done for you and His people. Today, take time to thank God for His steadfast love and all that love has produced in your life. Regardless of how faithful you have been or how many times you have failed to hold Him first in your heart, He has never left you unloved. He has never left you without His wondrous works in your life. The psalm closes with this thought, “Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.