Archive for March 29th, 2010

Psalm 136

Psalm 136 lists a litany of things that God has done.  It is a psalm of thanksgiving.  Line after line of God’s faithfulness to His people.  It starts with these words: “Thank God”.  When did you last do that?  When did you last stop and think about just how much He loves us and how everything that happens comes from Him?  The writer here makes a list of things God has done.  He calls out the very nature and character of God, and the creator God.  He gives us a history reminder of His faithfulness through the ages.  The list is long and powerful.  After each statement the writer says these words: “His love never quits”.  What a promise and fact.  God’s love never does quit.  It has been since the beginning of time, and it will continue for as long as eternity is – which is quite a while.  God loves us.  He has demonstrated it faithfully and continues to do so in your life and mine moment by moment and day by day.  God loves us.  It is that simple.  God always loves us.  But I think the psalmist said it best in his list so rather than me saying more – check out the long list of why we need to thank God.  “His love never quits”.

  1. He deserves your thanks
  2. Thank the God of all gods
  3. Thank the Lord of all lords
  4. Thank the miracle-working God
  5. The God whose skill formed the cosmos
  6. The God who laid out earth on ocean foundations
  7. The God who filled the skies with light
  8. The sun to watch over the day
  9. Moon and stars as guardians of the night
  10. The God who struck down the Egyptian firstborn
  11. And rescued Israel from Egypt’s oppression
  12. Took Israel in hand with his powerful hand
  13. Split the Red Sea right in half
  14. Led Israel right through the middle
  15. Dumped Pharaoh and his army in the sea
  16. The God who marched his people through the desert
  17. Smashed huge kingdoms right and left
  18. Struck down the famous kings
  19. Struck Sihon the Amorite king
  20. Struck Og the Bashanite king
  21. Then distributed their land as booty
  22. Handed the land over to Israel
  23. God remembered us when we were down
  24. Rescued us from the trampling boot
  25. Takes care of everyone in time of need
  26. Thank God, who did it all

Twenty six reasons why we should thank God!  His love never quits!

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