1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
4 to him who alone does great wonders,
5 who by his understanding made the heavens,
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,
7 who made the great lights—
8 the sun to govern the day,
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
11 and brought Israel out from among them
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
13 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
17 to him who struck down great kings,
18 and killed mighty kings—
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
20 and Og king of Bashan—
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
23 He remembered us in our low estate
24 and freed us from our enemies.
25 He gives food to every creature.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
This is one of my favorite psalms especially in the refrain that is repeated. “His love endures forever” is a great and foundational truth for every believer. God’s love does endure or lasts forever. It is the eternal love of God that is sustained forever. This means that God’s love does not dry up or fall short even though we certainly do. Whatever situation we may find ourselves, we can know for certain that God is truly for us and His love is enough for us.
1 Corinthians gives explanation of God’s love but verse 8 says a powerful statement that God’s love never fails. Romans 8:38-39 says how nothing can separate us from the love of God. And that is true because it is an enduring love that binds and protects us.
This is also a psalm of thanksgiving to God. His goodness, faithfulness, beauty in creation, and all that He does demonstrates the power of God in who He is and what He is capable of. God’s miraculous powers are demonstrated and for the psalmist, this is a psalm of remembrance toward God. He does much for His people — the evidence is all over scriptures and in this case it is explained and seen in the Exodus account and God’s great deliverance for His people.
What have we to be afraid or worried? We serve the living God who rules and reigns, the God above all gods and the Lord above all lords. He rescues His people. He made creation and sustains it even though He could sooner destroy everything. God’s love and mercy endures because He loves us so.
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