Psalms 78:37

37 Their hearts weren't firmly set on him; they weren't faithful to his covenant.

Psalms 78:37 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:37

For their heart was not right with him
Neither prepared and ready to any good work, but reprobate thereunto; nor steady, fixed, and established, as a good man's heart is, trusting in the Lord; but wavering, fickle, and inconstant; nor true, faithful, and upright; but turning aside like a deceitful bow, as is afterwards said, ( Psalms 78:57 ) ,

neither were they steadfast in his covenant;
which was made with them at Sinai, though they promised to be obedient, and to do all the Lord said unto them; but this covenant they broke, though he were an husband to them; see ( Exodus 24:7 ) ( Jeremiah 31:32 ) .

Psalms 78:37 In-Context

35 They would remember that God was their rock, that the Most High was their redeemer.
36 But they were just flattering him with lip service. They were lying to him with their tongues.
37 Their hearts weren't firmly set on him; they weren't faithful to his covenant.
38 But God, being compassionate, kept forgiving their sins, kept avoiding destruction; he took back his anger so many times, wouldn't stir up all his wrath!
39 God kept remembering that they were just flesh, just breath that passes and doesn't come back.