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Devotional

Psalm 136
 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
 His faithful love endures forever.
 2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
 His faithful love endures forever.
 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
 His faithful love endures forever.
 4 Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles.
 His faithful love endures forever.
 5 Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully.
 His faithful love endures forever.
 6 Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters.
 His faithful love endures forever.
 7 Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights—
 His faithful love endures forever.
 8 the sun to rule the day,
 His faithful love endures forever.
 9 and the moon and stars to rule the night.
 His faithful love endures forever.

What is the writer saying?
Why does the psalmist repeat the same phrase over and over? A couple of reasons: (1) Being sung, as psalms were, the singer is singing a verse, and the people are replying with the familiar chorus. (2) It’s true. Think about verses 5-9 and see what they say about creation. The psalmist puts a lot of emphasis on where we come from because that’s the key to life today - God created us for a specific reason. His act of creation shows us that the history of the world, and even your life today, are not because of chance. Our only response should be to worship, acknowledging that from the beginning of the world and throughout each day, “His mercy endures forever” (vv. 1-4).


How can I apply this to my life?
Just knowing that God created the earth and everything in it is amazing and even more than Creation, the fact that God so loves me that He sent His only Son, Jesus to die for my sins is extremely humbling! It is so true that His faithful love endures forever and ever! I want everyone around me to know about His faithful love for His children!  

BG Jr.