Praise the Lord , all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalms 117:1-2 NKJV
We see clearly the psalmist calling us to praise God.
He gives two reasons for the peoples to praise.
“For His merciful kindness…”
And “…the truth of the Lord” which endures forever.
It is through God’s Word that we can see ourselves clearly.
In the light of His scripture our hearts become aware of all that we lack.
The Ten Commandments alone are enough to show anyone how unable we are to live without sin.
And the truths of scripture are everlasting.
When we sin the consequences are death.
We might not see it right away, but it happens.
Yet, our Lord Jesus is the answer.
God’s loving kindness made a way to save us!
And He’s working daily to redeem the time through those who have submitted themselves unto Him.
Both these things are truly worth praising the Lord for.
Because the truth of scripture contains such hope.
For those who follow Christ there is such a wonderful future: life eternal with Jesus.
And all of this is a free gift to any who would receive it.
“Praise the Lord!” Psalm 117:2b
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your loving kindness! What an incredible gift You freely give! Lord, I am humbled by the truths of Your Word. I do not deserve anything from You outside of judgement. Yet, I thank You for how You have extended to me and all people both mercy and grace. Thank You. Please cleanse me heart and soul. Make me clean and teach me to walk in Your ways. I love You, Jesus. Amen.