More Moments About Psalm 78

Nicki Koziarz

We can see the benefit of others remembering and retelling what God had done for them woven throughout Scripture. Here are two of my favorite examples from the New Testament:

In Luke 8, Jesus heals a man under the attack of demons. It's a pretty intense scene, but the last thing Jesus says to him is, "Return to your home and declare how much God has done for you" (Luke 8:39).

I don't know that this man would have wanted to pick this as his testimony. I mean, being healed from demon possession isn't the story most of us would want to declare to the world! But here's the thing, perfect stories don't pull people in, but messy stories show people our process and progress. It helps them relate.

In John 4, we're introduced to the Samaritan woman. It's a hard conversation where her messy life is revealed, but the best part of her story is when she goes and tells her whole town about what happened. John 4:39 says, "Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony."

Again, not an ideal story to retell. But powerful. And one that impacted an entire community.

Major Moment: Asaph shows God's repeated faithfulness by recounting Israel's history.

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