The Sins of a Redeemed People

Scripture Passage: 
Psalm 106:1-6

Introduction:  The children of Israel saw the power of God in their deliverance from Egypt.  The Israelites could no doubt hear the cries of the Egyptians as one by one they found that their firstborn was dead.  This was the height of great miracles by the Lord leading up to the exit of His people.  Finally they were free and heading to the land of promise chosen especially for them by the Lord.  Surely this group of people will be thrilled to follow the One who loved them so much that He delivered them from the clutches of Egypt.

  1. FAITHLESSNESS IN THE MIDST OF OPPOSITION (Psalm 106:7-12)
    1. The First Major Trial (Psalm 106:7; Exodus 14:1-12)
      1. Sent by the Lord (Exodus 14:4)
      2. Failed by the people (Exodus 14:10-12)
    2. The Salvation of the Lord (Psalm 106:8-11; Exodus 14:13-30)
    3. The Reaction of the People (Psalm 106:12; Exodus 14:31-Exodus 15:1-19)
  2. DISSATISFACTION WITH GOD'S PROVISION (Psalm 106:13-15)
    1. The Provision of the Lord (Exodus 16:1-4)
    2. The Distaste for God’s Provision (Numbers 11:4-6)
  3. REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY (Psalm 106:16-18)
    1. The Reason for the Rebellion (Psalm 106:16; Numbers 16:1-3)
    2. The Judgment of God (Psalm 106:17-18)
  4. RELINQUISHING GLORY FOR A SIMILTUDE (Psalm 106:19-23)
    1. The Glory Changed (Psalm 106:19-22)
      1. The vision of the return of Moses was lost (Exodus 32:1)
      2. The tokens of deliverance relinquished (Exodus 32:2)
      3. A fake God substituted (Exodus 32:4-6)
    2. The Anger of the Lord (Psalm 106:23)
  5. FAITHLESSNESS TO FOLLOW GOD'S WILL (Psalm 106:24-27)
    1. Disbelief Concerning the Land (Psalm 106:24-25; Numbers 13:26-14:4)
    2. The Judgment of God (Psalm 106:26-27)
  6. REBELLION AGAINST PURITY (Psalm 106:28-31)
    1. The Instance of Rebellion (Psalm 106:28-29; Numbers 25:1-9)
    2. The Execution of Judgment (Psalm 106:30-31; Numbers 25:7-8)
  7. FAITHLESSNESS BEFORE OTHERS (Psalm 106:32-33)
    1. The Infection of Sin
    2. The Failure of Moses (Psalm 106:32-33; Numbers 20:7-13)
  8. FAILURE TO DESTROY WORLDLY INFLUENCES (Psalm 106:34-36)
    1. Failure to Obey God’s Commands (Psalm 106:34)
    2. The Infiltration of the World’s Ways (Psalm 106:35-36)
  9. THE SACRIFICING OF THE CHILDREN (Psalm 106:37-38)
    1. They Gave Up Their Children
    2. They Sacrificed Their Children to Idols
  10. SNARED BY THE WORKS OF THEIR HANDS (Psalm 106:39-40)
    1. The Effects of Their Work (Psalm 106:39)
    2. The Wrath of the Lord (Psalm 106:40)

Conclusion:  Are you saved?  Have you been delivered from the bondage of Egypt?  What kind of life are you living now that you are out of Egypt?  Are you with the children of Israel in their sinfulness or are you striving to live a life of complete surrender to God’s will?

Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 24:15

Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place: