Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stopped

Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stopped. And that was accounted to him for righteousness to all generations forevermore.” – Psa. 106:30-31

Intercessory prayer works.

They joined themselves also to Baal

They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, and ate sacrifices made to the dead. Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, and the plague broke out among them.” – Psa. 106:28-29

Alliance with the cult of death with not go unpunished.

They did not believe His word, but complained in their tents

“Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe His word, but complained in their tents, and did not heed the voice of the Lord. Therefore He raised His hand in an oath against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness, to overthrow their descendants among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.” – Psa. 106:24-27

God will not tolerate ingratitude.

Had not Moses

“Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.” – Psa. 106:23

Intercessory prayer works.

They forgot God their Savior

“They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped the molded image. Thus they changed their glory into the image of an ox that eats grass. They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, wondrous works in the land of Ham, awesome things by the Red Sea.” – Psa. 106:19-22

God is the only One worthy of worship.

They soon forgot His works

They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.” -Psa. 106:13-16

How often are we the same?

They sang His praise

“He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; So He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. The waters covered their enemies; There was not one of them left. Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.” -Psa. 106:9-12

God’s faithfulness and the proper response.


“We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, We have done wickedly. Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, But rebelled by the sea—the Red Sea. Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, That He might make His mighty power known.” – Psa. 106:6-8

Nevertheless He saves us in spite of us for His glory.

Oh, visit me with Your salvation

“Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh, visit me with Your salvation, that I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your inheritance.” – Psa. 106:4-5

A wonderful plea for all God’s children.