Psalm 78

A psalm admonishing trust in and loyalty to God because of His great works of deliverance.

1–8 Hear instruction to be faithful to God
9–16 The Northern Kingdom’s rebellion against God
17–53 Israel’s rebelliousness in the wilderness
54–64 Israel’s rebelliousness in the Promised Land
65–72 God’s election of Judah, Jerusalem, and David

  • “Ephraim” (v. 9) refers to the Northern Kingdom which rebelled against God.
  • As you read this psalm, note the different ways and reasons given for God’s anger toward Israel
  • Is there anything about Israel that caused God to reward them? What themes repeat throughout?