Psalm 81

This is a Psalm of what could have been but disobedience would not allow. It begins on a high note of praise to God for deliverance from the cruel slave labor in Egypt but it turns suddenly with the sad words, "But my people would not hearken to my voice" (11).

If we are determined to walk our own way, or to follow our own heart, God has determined to let us go. When that happens, the picture of blessing becomes a picture of what could have been (13-16).

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