His Lovingkindness is Everlasting!

This morning I was struck by the words of Psalm 136.  I love how it seems that the speaker cannot even get through a complete thought of how the Lord has been good to His people without bursting into, “His Lovingkindess is Everlasting!!!”  Take a few minutes and read through this passage, but don’t skip the repeating phrase just because you already know what it says.   And then take note of verse 23.  I love how the Word is speaking of these “huge” acts of God and then simply, yet profoundly, says to remember that He also rescued me from my low estate…equally as “huge.”  Indeed, His lovingkindess is everlasting!

1 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

6 To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting

7 To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting

8 The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

9 The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

10 To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

11 And brought Israel out from their midst, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

12 With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

13 To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His lovingkindness is everlasting ;

15 But He overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting ;

17 To Him who smote great kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

18 And slew mighty kings, For His lovingkindness is everlasting :

19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

20 And Og, king of Bashan, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

21 And gave their land as a heritage, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

22 Even a heritage to Israel His servant, 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.

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  1. Thanks for sharing Kristy! I love how this psalm begins and ends with giving thanks…perfect for the season we are heading into…

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