This morning our congregation examined the lengthy text of Psalm 78. I encourage you to read and meditate on this awesome text. Asaph was communicating in a parable (a story with a purpose), the familiar story of the Children of Israel and their failure in the wilderness wanderings. They were called out of Egypt to follow the Lord by faith. However, they seemed to constantly doubt the power, the promises and the presence of God as they took their journey. The sinful attitude of their hearts is summed up in the two word question, “Can God?”. When they asked this question, they were demonstrating their lack of faith in God.
Psalm 78:19-20 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
There is no question, we are a lot like Israel. We often ask the question “Can God?” As we saw this morning the proper response should have been “God Can!”