-Theme: Congregational repentance of a nation returning from captivity in Israel. God’s patience despite humanity’s forgetfulness and self-willed rebellion. God’s glory through the keeping of His covenant.
-Historical Insight: This is an anonymous Psalm that ends Book 4 in its greater context of the Psalms. This is a repentance song of remembrance for the nation that elucidates the history of Israel’s turning from the LORD, but His great patience, grace, compassion, and redemption when they returned to Him.
-*Application* The story of the Old Testament exploits of the nation of Israel is a stark reminder for us to remain faithful unto the sealing work of our God through His Holy Spirit and Jesus’ work on the cross (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30). Our human nature is to forget, complain, and turn aside to our own way. Abide in Christ and remember His power and goodness in all seasons. Praise Him rather than grumble about the hardships you face. Cry out and depend on Him in your desperation AND in your times of prosperity. His ways are good to favor His people. He remains faithful even when we are faithless even though there may be some chastisement for disobedience (Psalm 106:13-29, 32-46, 2 Timothy 2:13).
Verses to Memorize: Psalm 106:44-46