window or mirror?
Psalm 106:1-3 (JDV)
Psalm 106:1 Praise Yah! Give thanks to Yahveh, for he is good; his covenant faithfulness endures permanently.
Psalm 106:2 Who can recount Yahveh’s mighty acts or proclaim all the praise due him?
Psalm 106:3 How fortunate are those who uphold justice, who practice righteousness at all times.
Warren Wiersbe said of the writer of this psalm that his “eye penetrated deep into the mysteries of God’s ways in the world. Nature and life are windows through which we should see God, but if we lack that integrity of heart they become mirrors in which we see only ourselves. Jesus taught this in His parable of the foolish farmer (Luke 12:13-21). In his bumper crop and sudden wealth, the farmer did not see God; he saw only himself. Count the eleven personal pronouns in the farmer’s soliloquy and note the repetition of “I will.” This man was not pure in heart. He did not see God; he saw only himself” (126).
LORD, help us to see you in the miracles all around us — to acknowledge your work in creation, and praise you as you deserve.
Wiersbe Warren W. Heirs of the King: Living the Beatitudes. Discovery House 2007.