Praise the LORD! O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Who can utter the mighty doings of the LORD, or declare all his praise? Happy are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times. Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you deliver them; that I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory in your heritage. Both we and our ancestors have sinned; we have committed iniquity, have done wickedly. Our ancestors, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wonderful works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea. Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, so that he might make known his mighty power. He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry; he led them through the deep as through a desert. So he saved them from the hand of the foe, and delivered them from the hand of the enemy. The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left. Then they believed his words; they sang his praise. (Psalm 106:1-12, NRSV)
Happy are those who observe justice who do righteousness all the time!
So I guess that leaves all of us out!
How many of us are righteous all the time? I know of only 1 “person” who was righteous all the time. He also didn’t judge. But none of us are Jesus…
But we like the ancestors of old have sinned and committed iniquity and done wicked things. We are not always good, nor do we always do righteous things.
Yet God saved them out of Egypt for His name’s sake, and He will save us too!
They were delivered by His word and we can be too!