I read Psalm 106 last week and there were certain verses that stuck out to me:
They did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love;
yet he saved them for his name’s sake;
then they believed his words; they sang his praise;
but soon forgot his works, they didn’t wait for his counsel.
Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress when he heard them cry.
For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.”
I re-wrote Psalm 106 in my journal:
I don’t remember the abundance of his steadfast love,
yet he saves me for his name’s sake,
and I believe his words; I sing his praise.
But soon I forget his works.
I don’t wait for his counsel.
I get jealous.
I cause dissension.
I exchange the glory of God for the approval of man.
I forget God, my Savior.
I despise the gifts I’ve been given; I yoke myself to slavery.
I serve my idols.
I make myself unclean.
I anger God.
Nevertheless, he looks upon my distress; he hears my cry.
Save me, O God, that I may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
– Psalm 106:47 (Karen-ized)