12Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.
14In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
15He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
16He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
Time to Remember!
In verses 12 through 16 of Psalm 78, Asaph takes some time to remember the wondrous works that God had done in the lives of his people. Living at a time when his nation was quickly running away from God, he took some time to recount God's amazing works on their behalf.
Those works truly were amazing. When had it ever been heard that a nation experienced so many miraculous wonders at the hand of their God? When hemmed in by the Red Sea with the Egyptian army in hot pursuit, what did God do?
He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.
How did God care for them in the wilderness?
In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
With an heritage such as this, how could they forget God? How could they so quickly turn away from their faithful God to serve the gods of the surrounding nations? Before we chastise them too greatly, we must first look at our own lives and note how quickly we are prone to the same spirit of forgetfulness and the same love of the things of this world.
How quickly we forget our own First Love as we are distracted by the wonders of this world. In our striving to taste the riches of this life and accumulate all that we can for ourselves, we often find ourselves straying farther and farther from the things of the Lord.
Let us then take some time to remember the great things God has done for us. Without Him, we would be but poor lost sheep wandering listlessly through our days. With Him we not only have the riches of heaven before us, but we have a life filled with joy and meaning. In times of fellowship with the Lord, our hearts are again awakened to the joy of His love upon us. Where, in this life, do we find such pure, unadulterated love? There is nothing in us that should have caused Him to love us.
6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8, King James Version)
As a child of God, take some time today to remember this wondrous love wrought by God for you!
God Bless You,