I sat down again to look over the Scriptures I’ve been drawn to read repeatedly over the last week …
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”
(Psalm 136:1, NLT)
In this psalm, the psalmist stated, “His faithful love endures forever”, 26X. I am figuring the psalmist must have had a very good reason for repeating. Perhaps he knew how quickly we would be prone to forget.
As I read the chapter, it became obvious this psalmist had seen God pull him through some harrowing experiences:
- deliverance from slavery in Egypt
- the parting of the Red Sea
- Pharoah and his army being hurled into that same sea
- being led through the wilderness
- the granting of land as an inheritance
- rescue from other enemies along the way
- provision of food and all their needs
It is in remembering what God has already done for us that we remember to give thanks. As we give thanks, we remember, “His faithful love endures forever.”
Charles Spurgeon wrote these words:
“God is good beyond all others; indeed, He alone is good in the highest sense; He is the source of good, the good of all good, the sustainer of good. For this, He deserves the constant gratitude of His people. It is this divine goodness that has been showered upon us.”
Spurgeon is right. God is good. His love for us never ceases. His love is forever towards us.
No matter what is going on in the world, and in your life, we must remember this. All that God does, or doesn’t do in our lives, is ultimately out of a deep, passionate, and committed love for each of us.
The world needs us to remember His faithfulness and His love. The world has never been more desperate for an answer and for our Lord.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1, NLT)