"Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!"
- Psalm 117:1-2
This is the shortest of all the Psalms, and in fact the shortest chapter in the whole Bible: just two verses, but so full of wonderful worship and divine wisdom.
The Psalm calls all nations, all peoples to praise, worship, and extol the Lord, and then it gives us two good reasons why we should do that.
First, because of His steadfast love for us, which doesn’t change, doesn’t waver, and never fails, no matter what. He will always love you, no matter what happens or what you’ve done.
Second, because of His everlasting faithfulness. God always keeps His Word, He never fails to keep His promises. Not just now but throughout eternity you can count on Him to always be faithful, trustworthy, never change, and do what He says He will do.
In this ever-changing universe, in this constantly-shifting world where nothing can ever be certain, God’s love and His Word are two things that we can always count on. Praise the Lord!
Lord. I worship You. Your love for me is beyond anything I can understand. Your faithfulness in keeping Your Word, even when my faith fails, is such a comfort to my soul. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for keeping Your promises to me. Amen.
Pastor Dan Giles