Friday, January 11, 2013

Praise-filled Day!

This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 117. Here is what I learned. 

Psalm 117 is the shortest Psalm, but is filled with truth!

Psalm 117:1 is similar to Psalm 111:1. It begins with Praise to God.

(Read more about Psalm 111:1 here: All In!

Praise Yahweh, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples! Psalm 117:1 (WE)

Psalm 117:2 begins to give reasons why God is to be praised. And these are not abstract reasons, rather they are ABSOLUTE reasons! 

For he loves us with unfailing love;
the LORD's faithfulness endures forever.
Praise the LORD!
Psalm 117:2 (NLT)

For his lovingkindness is great toward us;
And the truth of Jehovah endureth for ever.
Praise ye Jehovah.
Psalm 117:2 (ASV)

The word “great” means so much! It’s means “strong, powerful, but with blessing”. 
“Lovingkindness” means "kindness with favor and fidelity".  Think for a moment what fidelity means! 

        1. strict observance of promises, duties, etc.
        2. loyalty. 
        3. faithfulness.
        4. adherence to fact or detail.
        5. accuracy; exactness.

God’s great, strong and powerful 
filled-with-blessing love and kindness
is based on WHO God is!

He is loyal. He is faithful. He is VERY detailed. He is very accurate! God can be NOTHING else, because that is WHO He is—He cannot change! 

And the most amazing aspect of this strong, powerful blessing of love—it’s FOREVER!
This is an UNENDING supply of love
from a faithful, promise-keeping,
detailed, accurate, and eternal God.

That should make each of us SHOUT Hallelujah, Praise Yahwah.

Knowing that the faithful, promise-keeping, detailed, accurate, eternal God loves me creates not only a positive day, but a praise-filled day! 

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