Finding Yourself in the Psalms

Psalm 78

A Psalm Reminding Us To Learn From the Past

Psalm 78: A Psalm Reminding Us to Learn From the Past

“Those who do not learn from the past are destined to repeat it” (unknown, but true)
A historical Psalm (105, 106, 135)
78:1-8. Introduction.
“Hear my teaching”

6 FAILURES from ISRAEL’S PAST

1. 78:9-16. The Failure of Forgetting God
2. 78: 17-31. The Failure of Selfishness.
3. 78:32-39. The Failure of False Confession.
4. 78:40-55. The Failure of an Ungrateful Heart.
5. 78: 56-64. The Failure of IDOLATRY.
6. 78:65-72. Will I See God’s BLESSINGS or JUDGMENT?
1. Forget my Sinful Ways.

"Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14, NIV)

2. Linger Long on the pain of Disobedience.
3. Learn from the Example of Others
4. Choose to forgive, even when you can’t forget.
5. Rejoice in your salvation.
6. Rejoice When Others Grow in the Lord. Phil 1:3-5