Psalm 106 and the Need for Faith
“Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all His praise? Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!”- Psalm 106: 1-3
We can learn that in Psalm 106 we are reminded as believers the promises and fulfillment of the promises that GOD gave to Israel from Abraham to Moses. We are able to learn that the people acted treacherously and decided to follow other beliefs instead of worshiping the true GOD of Israel. We learn that GOD was able to work signs and wonders for the people so that they could believe in the power of GOD and not follow other destructive beliefs. We learn how GOD sent plagues to Egypt and the people of Israel were able to acknowledge the power of GOD. We learn that they praised GOD for being delivered from slavery.
We also learn that while Moses and believers believed completely in the GOD of Jacob, Joseph, and David, there were people of Israel that became faithless even after GOD had done the wonders in their presence. As the people of Israel walked along the wilderness, they wanted the security that Egypt offered. We quickly see that this may be one of multiple reasons that GOD was angered at the faithlessness of people. GOD had done great signs and wonders on Egypt that the people saw only for the people to become faithless once they were headed to the Promised Land. We learn that this faithlessness stems from wanting security and thinking in a wordly mindset that disregards faith. We learn that this is not the only thing that the people of Israel do that angers GOD.
We are able to see that the people also begin to grumble and complain as they are walking their way into the Promised Land. Some of the people state that Egypt was better, others want the security, others do not believe in the Promised Land, and others are tired of the physical and mental effort of going through the wilderness. This all stems from a lack of faith.
Moses acts as an intercessor allowing us to see how Jesus Christ would later be the intercessor of not only salvation between GOD and the world, but of peace and truth. Through Moses the people are saved even when the people argue against Moses. The unsatisfied and grumblers rebellion attempted to get rid of Moses, but GOD judged the people and those that rebelled were destroyed. We learn that Moses continued to lead the people into the Promised Land. We learn that Jesus Christ leads us into the Promised Land of salvation in the heavenly kingdom through faith.