I have a smile as I share this psalm that I read last week in the Voice and thought I’d keep for today because Sunday’s always seem rushed which is odd for a day of rest but that’s another blog.
117 Praise the Lord, all nations everywhere. Praise him, all the peoples of the earth. 2 For He loves us very dearly, and His truth endures. Praise the Lord.
Doesn’t it make you smile? Simple truth simply put but profoundly important.
1-2 Praise God, everybody!
Applaud God, all people!
His love has taken over our lives;
God’s faithful ways are eternal.
He loves us very dearly and that love has taken over our lives. How awesome is that?
1 Praise the Eternal, all nations.
Raise your voices, all people.
2 For His unfailing love is great, and it is intended for us,
and His faithfulness to His promises knows no end.
Praise the Eternal!
His unfailing love, no matter what no matter when, is intended for us. Intended, meant, purposed, aimed at, designed for, has us in mind – if that doesn’t get a wow you guys are asleep!
No wonder the psalmist starts by saying Praise God, shout His praise, raise your voices like a football crowd after a goal, clap and cheer like fans at a concert.
His love for us, His faithfulness towards us ought to have us hoarse from talking about it all the time: to each other, to Him and to anyone who will listen.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord indeed.