For Reading: Psalm 117
MEMORY VERSE: “Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol Him, all you people. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever’’ (Psalm 117:1-2).
After reading this short passage, I wondered why it was allocated a whole chapter in the Bible. In my meditative mood, I discovered that the existence of the Bible, Man, the Church and the world are made possible by God’s love and faithfulness. All His moral attributes emanate from His Love and faithfulness.
They facilitate and sustain the Maker’s relationship with His creation.
Owing to God’s great love, He is merciful, gracious, compassionate, forgiving, caring etc. His love caused the death of His only begotten Son. Who can fathom the length and breadth of His love? It covers multitudes of sin and cast away all fears. What manner of love is this?
His faithfulness toward us is everlasting, expanding from generation to generation. Like salt, it preserves His word from corruption and decay. It makes the word active and alive; bringing it into fruition in due season. Hence the promises of God are Yea and Amen. It is because of this great love and faithfulness towards us, that the Psalmist calls on all people and all nations to praise the name of the Lord. A.N.T.A
Do I know that God’s relationship with me is sustained by His faithfulness and His great love towards me?
May your fountain of love and everlasting faithfulness never cease to flow in my life.
“Great is thy faithfulness, Oh lord God my father, there is no shadow of turning with thee, thou changest not, thy compassion they fail not, as thou has been thou forever will be”