O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 136:1 (AKJV)

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Thoughts on Today’s Verse

Gratefulness of heart to the Lord God almighty is a golden stream that threads its way through this wonderful song of praise. A repetitive chorus that rehearses the truth of God’s goodness is the constant reminder that God’s love and grace touches every facet of our lives: O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endures for ever.

The repetitive, melodious heartbeat that caresses every part of the created universe rejoices that His loving-kindness is everlasting; His steadfast mercies endure forever; His faithful love is never-ending and His unwavering goodness stretches into the furthest extremities of eternity.

O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endures for ever, is the insistent drumbeat that is designed to grab our attention in every verse of this glorious song of praise, which proclaims the never ending truth: that God is good and the mercies of the Lord endures forever and ever –  and ever, Amen.

As the deeds and misdeeds of errant Israel are pronounced throughout this hymn of praise, the tender loving-kindness and great compassion of the Lord continues to be shed abroad. Mercy and grace, along with goodness and faithfulness are some of the eternal attributes of our heavenly Father – and the regular drum beat of this joyful chorus echoes the joyful refrain: O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endures for ever. The lovingkindness of our heavenly Lord is everlasting and His truth endures from one generation to another.

The Lord rescues the perishing; pardons the guilty; protects the weak and fills the hungry with good things. He comforts the sorrowing; heals the broken-hearted; gives His all-sufficient grace to help the needy and fulfils all His precious promises. He is worthy of all praise and deserving of our grateful thanks.. for He alone is the God of all gods.

Should not we who are His blood-bought children rejoice to hear such worthy instructions.. for praise and worship is often the central ingredient in honouring the LORD – as directed by David; Solomon and other great kings of Israel.

The wisdom of Paul, the great apostle to the gentiles, similarly reminds us that rejoicing in the Lord is our worthy calling, for His steadfast mercy  truly does endure forever, His faithful love is never-ending.. and His unwavering goodness stretches into the furthest extremities of eternity.

My Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your loving-kindness towards me and I do give grateful thanks to You, for You are very good; tender; gentle; faithful and true. I thank You and rejoice for all the kindness You show towards me. I too proclaim with my whole heart that the Lord id good and Your mercies endure forever, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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