They were not deprived of their craving; But while their food was still in their mouths, The wrath of God came against them, And slew the stoutest of them, And struck down the choice men of Israel. In spite of this they still sinned, And did not believe in His wondrous works.
Therefore their days He consumed in futility, And their years in fear. When He slew them, then they sought Him; And they returned and sought earnestly for God. Then they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.
Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth, And they lied to Him with their tongue; For their heart was not steadfast with Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant. But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, And did not destroy them. Yes, many a time He turned His anger away, And did not stir up all His wrath For He remembered that they were but flesh, A breath that passes away and does not come again.
Asaph is recalling those instances where the LORD generously turned away His justifiable wrath and forgave Israel for their trespasses. He is a compassionate God. But generosity and compassion comes to an end; even with the LORD, God, the Almighty. And He still remembers that we are but flesh.
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Morning Psalm 34, Noon Psalm 119:161-168, Evening Psalm 80 .
Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.
Set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.