God’s Stubborn Compassion for Stubborn People – Psalm 78

The overarching theme of Psalm 78 and God’s ultimate praiseworthy deed is
His stubborn compassion for stubborn people.
Derek Kidner, one of my favorite OT commentators,
writes,

“If Israel’s record is her shame, God’s persistent goodness emerges as her hope
and ours for the unfinished story.”

The Bible is a record of our family history.
It ought to foster both humility and hope in us.
It forces us to honestly assess and remember
how incorrigibly rebellious and stubborn we’ve been
as well as how merciful God has been to return again and again
in compassion to deliver us.
This is one primary way we celebrate the gospel with others,
especially our kids.
We humble ourselves and admit when we’re wrong.

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