Psalm 105 stresses that God is conscious of all that happens among His creation. Many examples are given to illustrate that God “is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27) that “we have our being” within the Divine presence and, as Job expressed it, “In his hand is the life of every living thing” (12:10). Look at the illustrations in today’s Psalm; note how it tells us to “seek the LORD and his strength; his presence continually” (verse 4).

We do not have to travel to seek God’s presence, we need to start each day by doing that: we need to “remember the wondrous works that he has done” (verse 5). These works are seen in creation and in the wonderful way “all things work together” (Romans 8:28) to achieve God’s purpose. This is seen in history; David reminds us of “his miracles, and the judgments he uttered” to the “offspring of Abraham” (verses 5,6). But it is not just with Israel that God is involved; “his judgments are in all the earth” (verse 7) and the climax of this will be seen when Jesus returns.

The divine involvement in human life is made clear in Leviticus 5 and 6. Divine laws are being put in place to cause the newly formed nation to become a “holy nation” (Exodus 19:6). Sadly, Israel failed in this. David and his son Solomon did their best in their days to lead the people into becoming a holy nation. Then God’s son came to inspire people to develop personal holiness. The aim must be to “cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).

In our chapter today Paul is urgently encouraging them to “let all things be done for building up … for God is not the author of confusion but of peace …” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Confusion comes when God’s word is not read properly – we must not pick and choose the parts which suit us, fully realizing that when “his judgments are in all the earth” when Christ returns, “then each of us will give account of him(her)self to God” (Romans 14:12). Let us “seek … his strength” and “his presence continually”.