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Read Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23


Read Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23

     106 Praise the LORD!
     Give thanks to the LORD, because he is good;
     his love is eternal.
     2Who can tell all the great things he has done?
     Who can praise him enough?
     3Happy are those who obey his commands,
     who always do what is right.

     4Remember me, LORD, when you help your people;
     include me when you save them.
     5Let me see the prosperity of your people
     and share in the happiness of your nation,
     in the glad pride of those who belong to you.

     6We have sinned as our ancestors did;
     we have been wicked and evil.

     19They made a gold bull calf at Sinai
     and worshipped that idol;
     20they exchanged the glory of God
     for the image of an animal that eats grass.
     21They forgot the God who had saved them
     by his mighty acts in Egypt.
     22What wonderful things he did there!
     What amazing things at the Red Sea!
     23When God said that he would destroy his people,
     his chosen servant, Moses, stood up against God
     and prevented his anger from destroying them.


The appeal of idols is simple.  Idols don't talk back; they do what you tell them to do.  The living God is not like that.  The people make an idol because they're impatient with the living God.


Lord teach me to wait for you - and not to make up idols in my mind.

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