Daily Devotions


Day 75

Psalm 99:8b "You were to them God-Who-Forgives..."

Day 75 – Psalm 99

“You were to them God-Who-Forgives…” Psalm 99:8b


How did Moses, Aaron and Samuel understand and see God? We have a precious glimpse of how they understood and appreciated Him.

“You answered them, O LORD our God;
You were to them God-Who-Forgives,
Though You took vengeance on their deeds.
Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill;
For the LORD our God is holy.”
Psalm 99:8-9

1. Standard and basic understanding of God

a) He is the LORD God.
b) He is to Israel, “The LORD our God” (This is repeated three times in the above text).

2. A special feature of God

a) The Lord was “God-Who-Forgives”.
i) God revealed Himself as a merciful, gracious and longsuffering God (Exodus 34:5-7).
ii) This deep conviction about who God is must stand out in the ministry of intercession.
b) “Though You took vengeance on their deeds”
i) This is an important balance that must be struck.
ii) The Lord will “take vengeance” on all who are unrepentant.

3. Worship of God enjoined

a) As the Lord our God (There must be a personal sense of ownership of God).
b) In consciousness of God’s holiness.
c) He is to be exalted.
i) He is to be held in highest esteem.
ii) He is to be revered with the deepest sense of awe.