make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
Seek the LORD and his strength;
seek his presence continually!
Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
O offspring of Abraham, his servant,
children of Jacob, his chosen ones!"
We see here the gracious, covenant-keeping God of Israel, who elects, calls, delivers, protects, and cares for his people. Whereas the people are once admonished to “remember the wondrous works that he has done” (Ps. 105:5), twice it is said of God that he remembers: “he remembers his covenant forever” (Ps. 105:8) and “he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant” (Ps. 105:42).
The God who remembered his covenant with his chosen people Israel is the same God who pledges himself always to care for those whom he calls now into the new covenant (see Heb. 10:15–25). His word is sure, his promise is secure, and his commitment to his own people—to love, forgive, protect, and provide for them—endures now through the finished work of Christ, whose death and resurrection secured every good thing for his people forever.
Part of what gives the people of God this confidence is the history of God’s constant care for his own people, as Psalm 105 records. When wandering without a permanent home in the Promised Land (Ps. 105:12–15), seeking food to survive during famine (Ps. 105:16–22), living as slaves in Egypt (Ps. 105:23–38), wandering in the wilderness following the exodus (Ps. 105:39–42), and finally fulfilling the promised conquest of the land given them by God (Ps. 105:43–44)—in all these episodes of the life of Israel, the constant commitment and care of God is evident. How right it is, then, to “remember the wondrous works that he has done” (Ps. 105:5), and to trust that this same God who has shown his faithfulness will continue to care for his people—who continue to be his own chosen covenant people, through entrance by faith into the new covenant Christ has purchased for us.
This series of posts pairs a brief passage of Scripture with associated study notes drawn from the Gospel Transformation Bible.