Psalms 78 – Salvation and The Heart of God
Taken from forthcoming Book; Notes on The Book of Psalms Books, III, IV & V
I Asaph, have something important to share with you. I will tell you a story using images.
Which has been passed down from generation to generation. To God’s glory and honor,
we wish to share this wonderful story. For He set up a new standard of moral behaviour
among men. And that we should teach our children these precepts. To show them that
God is good, and not to forget the many blessings He bestows upon us. That they will not
seek their own way, and their own good. But live life according to these precepts, and not
to turn away from them. Do not look at those who refuse to follow God’s Word. And
ignore His goodness and the care and love he provides. He takes care of His children,
even in the midst of many evils and trials. He will deliver them through them all. His love
is a standard and high tower of protection. His divine presence gives light and
understanding, in good times and in bad. His Word brings forth love and faith, and is
available to all. It is a source of living water. It brings forth faith and contentment, peace
and security. Yet, for those who ignore His Word and it’s precepts, they are lost and
without hope. And they err further by seeking their own needs and ignoring God and
others. They even sneer at the concept of a living God. They ask, can this invisible God
put food on my table? I do not understand all this religious nonsense. Can He provide
practical things that I need and desire? God is aware of their thoughts. He sees into the
heart, and allows them to continue on their crooked path. God is saddened by their
hardened hearts. He has tried to reach out to them in His love toward the whole human
race. Many times, and through many opportunities, He has called them to Himself. He
has sent angels and people to show and tell them practical truths and wisdom of His
character, and His love for them. He sent a taste of heaven, and showed them a better
way. But they refused to listen, and they began to seal off heaven. They became as beasts.
Their insanity increased. They were headed for disaster. Their self deceptions soon
enveloped their entire families and friends. They continued in their quest for self
fulfillment. God did not interfere. They were soon consumed with their greed for more,
and were not filled. Hell descended down upon them, and sealed their fate. Now they
hated God. They have shunned His marvelous grace. They worshiped vain idols, and
wasted their years on earth. God then separated Himself from them. At times, they
remembered their creator. And they considered the faith they had heard in days past.
But they thought of themselves as good people. They assured themselves that they were
worthy. But their heart was not pure. And in reality, they had never made a commitment
to the Lord. But God’s love would not let Him forget them. Time and time again He
tenderly called them. He did not take to heart the rejection that He suffered. However,
they continued to decline his overtures. They simply turned their backs and walked
away. It did not even enter their minds to consider all the blessings God had given them.
Or all the times He had called them away from this world. They had ignored His mercy.
Of His goodness they could not comprehend. Their malice and venom toward God was
self evident. Their appetite was only to the flesh, and what it could provide. All their good
and moral principles were destroyed. Anything to do with God’s kingdom had vanished.
Any chance for redemption were gone. Their ears and hearts would not listen. Their evil
desires drew themselves closer to the hells. They have fallen so far from the truth, they
somehow considered themselves to be in the truth. They have no connection to heaven or
to God’s people on earth. The people of faith can lean on and rely on God. He tenderly
leads them, and they find safety. But those who reject God have no anchor. He brings His
people to His home. Heaven is prepared for them. They are brought into heaven with
blessings and honor. God shares everything He has with them. But those who have
rejected God will lose everything. For they hate God and all his moral precepts. It
saddened God to see such a waste of desolation. Oh, how He longed and wished things
could be different. So He took on the form of a man. He left His home in tranquility and
dwelt among men in the earth because of His love for them. He gave up His sovereignty
so that He might save. His glory He did hide. He allowed Himself to enter into
temptation. He became as just another man. His passion and desire was to redeem and
save men. It was His only purpose. He desired that men should come to Him. He wanted
to make a way, for those who did not have a way. He then created a way, and it became
so. All the evils belonging to the hells that were against His love and purpose, He subdued
and put back into order. He refused to come as the sovereign Lord of the universe, but
instead took the form of a man. He chose to build a church of people to share his Love.
This church would include anyone, especially the unworthy. He built this church to
proclaim the beautiful truths of heaven and to share it’s glory. He took the form of a
natural man with earthly wisdom, and filled Him with all truth from heavenly wisdom.
The great Lord of heaven walked among men in holiness, innocence and truth. He served
the people as a servant serves his master. He shared His life with all His ability and power.