Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 14, 2016

“He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 136.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+136&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
4 To Him who alone does great wonders,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
5 To Him who made the heavens with skill,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

23 Who remembered us in our low estate,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
24 And has rescued us from our adversaries,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
25 Who gives food to all flesh,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”  Psalm 136:1-5 and 23-26.

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We were repeatedly exhorted to “bless the LORD” in Psalm chapter 134 and to “Praise the LORD!” in Psalm chapter 135.

And now, today’s Scripture repeats the refrain “For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” in every verse of this chapter.

The first verse is a good summary.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”  Verse 1.

Look at what happened when similar words to verse 1 were used when the ark was brought into the Temple:  “in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the Lord saying, “He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.”  2 Chronicles 5:13-14.


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