Psalm 106 is a litany of God saving us, forgiving us, loving us and we as a people repeatedly forgetting Him, turning our backs on Him and replacing Him with our own idols.
They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molded image. Thus they changed their glory into the image of an ox that eats grass. They forgot God their Savior…
They replaced God, their glory, with an ox who eats grass? Really? Doesn’t that sound so ridiculous? But… what would our idols be? What would my idol be? A continuous stream of packages delivered to my door? Overflowing dressers? Packed to the brim pantries and refrigerators? A million Facebook posts? New cars? The newest phone? Maxed out credit cards that got us all these things?
Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds.
It’s the fault of us and what we pass on to our children. We defile God’s blessings and play the harlot by our daily actions.
We have forgotten the Lord. He has saved and saves us, loved and loves us, forgiven and forgives us over and over and over again. He hears our cries. And yet, is He who we worship? Or do we worship our own version of a molded image, made so large we don’t even see God anymore.
Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us…
May our hearts, our eyes, our thoughts, our words and our actions return to you Lord! Gather us close that we may live by the beat of your heart, Your great love for us and our great love for You.