Since we are just over half way through the Story, today would be a good day for review. And we’re in luck bc the Psalmist values the importance of knowing, remembering, and retelling the history of our mighty God! Most of the eras we have already covered are mentioned in today’s Psalms.
Creation Era – Adam to Noah (creation to flood), Tower of Babel, and the story of Job.
Patriarch Era – “He remembers His covenant forever…which He made with Abraham, and His oath with Issac, and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.” “He called for a famine in the land…He sent a man before them – Joseph – who was sold as a slave.” “The ruler of the people let him go free. He made him lord of his house.”
Exodus Era – “Israel also came to Egypt…He increased His people greatly…He turned their hearts to hate His people…He sent Moses…and Aaron…They performed His signs among them…He brought them out with silver and gold…He spread a cloud for covering, and fire to give light in the night.”
“He brought quail, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He opened the rock, and water gushed out.”
“They soon forgot His works…But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness.” “They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molded image…They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt.”
Conquest Era – “He gave them lands of the Gentiles.” “They did not destroy the peoples, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them, but they mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; They served their idols…”
Judges Era – “Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His people…And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles…Their enemies also oppressed them…” “When He heard their cry; And for their sake He remembered His covenant, and relented according to the multitude of His mercies.”
Kingdom Era – Saul, David, and Solomon
Divided Kingdom Era – We are in it so keep reading!