Monday, September 10, 2007

Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
The world is a difficult place. Sometimes it seems like there is an awful lot of bad going on. All you have to do is watch the news for 60 seconds and you will hear of something bad that someone has done.

Then there are all of those "little" bad things. Cars breaking down when you are on your way somewhere important, kids getting sick, finance troubles, arguments with your spouse, etc. And sometimes it just seems like everything is going sour.

Don't let all of those things fool you or sidetrack you.

God is good.

Think about that little statement. We don't say it all that often, especially when your lawnmower has stopped working or you are on the side of the road with a flat tire and you are going to be late for work. But He is most assuredly good.

This Psalm is going to take you on a small journey through God's goodness, and in every verse remind you of his greatest goodness, "His love endures forever."

You see, all of those things don't take away from God's goodness. Those things are reminders of the curse of sin and of the ongoing wickedness of mankind. We are sinners, but God's love endures and God is good.

Give thanks to Him today. Give thanks to Him for all of the times that He let your lawnmower start. Give thanks to Him that He has redeemed you and changed you so that you don't need to rant and rave at the side of the road when your tire is flat, but that you are able to remain patient. Give thanks that he is able to mend the brokenhearted. That He is able to redeem the most wicked of men and is able to give the most hurt of people the joy of forgiving.

He is such a good God in spite of our sinfulness. Give thanks. His love endures forever.


  1. Amen......Good call Matt, this is such a great chapter


  2. I have had this one on the back burner for quite a while, but was reading it for my 7th grade bible class.


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