Psalms 78:56

56 But they tested and defied the Most High God; they didn't pay attention to his warnings.

Psalms 78:56 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:56

Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God
After the death of Joshua, and in the times of the judges, by worshipping and serving the gods of the nations, and forsaking the Lord their God, who had done such great things for them, ( Judges 2:11-14 ) ,

and kept not his testimonies;
the laws of God, which testified and declared his mind and will; nor observed his word and ordinances, which testified of his grace, and of the way of salvation by Jesus Christ.

Psalms 78:56 In-Context

54 God brought them to his holy territory, to the mountain that his own strong hand had acquired.
55 God drove out the nations before them and apportioned property for them; he settled Israel's tribes in their tents.
56 But they tested and defied the Most High God; they didn't pay attention to his warnings.
57 They turned away, became faithless just like their ancestors; they twisted away like a defective bow.
58 They angered God with their many shrines; they angered him with their idols.