Repeat button logo_colour circle_finalDid you ever get a song stuck in your head, that repeated itself continually? After a while, it gets irritating, because it’s a random thought or tune.

That is why it’s important to think and repeat things that are well planned, well thought-out, and true.

What if the Lord had not been on our side? Let all Israel repeat: What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger.
Psalm 124.1-3 NLT

In Psalm 129.1, the same phrase is found: “Let all Israel repeat.” The phrase is an invitation to remember and recite the saving work of God in the midst of his people. Psalm 118.4 echoes it, “Let all who fear the Lord repeat: ‘His faithful love endures forever.'”

The central idea in Psalm 124 is found in the middle phrase: “Praise the Lord,” v. 6a. The memory of God’s help leads to worship.

In order that we may remember and recite all that God has done for us, we need someone to invite us. Such an invitation is found in Scripture and in the congregation of the faithful.

In my mind constantly, O God who made heaven and earth, are your salvation and your help to serve with joy and success.

Hold this thought: There is no praise without memory of what God has done.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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