GOD’S FAITHFUL LOVE!

WEEK SIX, DAY FOUR, COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE COMPANION

WEEK SIX THEME: LOVE

DAY FOUR THEME: GOD LOVES ME?

SCRIPTURE: PSALM 136 (CEB)

“Give thanks to the Lord because he is good.  God’s faithful love lasts forever!  Give thanks to the God of all gods — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  Give thanks to the Lord of all lords — God’s faithful love lasts forever.

Give thanks to the only one who makes great wonders –God’s faithful love lasts forever. Give thanks to the one who made the skies with skill — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  Give thanks to the one who shaped the earth on the water — Gods faithful love lasts forever.  Give thanks to the one who made great lights — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  The sun to rule the day — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  The moon and the stars to rule the night — God’s faithful love lasts forever! 

Give thanks to the one who struck down the Egyptians’ oldest offspring — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  Give thanks to the one who brought Israel out of there — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  With a strong hand and outstretched arm — God’s faithful love lasts forver! Give thanks to the one who split the Reed Sea in two – God’s faithful love lasts forever.  Give thanks to the one who brought Israel through — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  And tossed Pharoah and his army into the Reed Sea — God’s faithful love lasts forever! 

Give thanks to the one who led his people through the desert — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  Give thanks to the one who struck down great kings — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  And killed powerful kings — God’s faithful love lasts forever. Sihon, the Amorite king — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  Og, king of Bashan — God faithful love lasts forever.  Handing their land over as an inheritance — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  As an inheritance to Israel, his servant — God’s faithful love lasts forever! 

God remembered us when we were humiliated — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  God rescued us from our enemies — God’s faithful love lasts forever.  God is the one who provides food for all living things — God’s faithful love lasts forever! 

Give thanks to the God of heaven — God’s faithful love lasts forever!

THE WORD OF GOD FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD – THANKS BE TO GOD!

SOAKING IT IN: Gratitiude.  This litany of remembrances of God’s mighty acts of salvation and power is a good exercise to do on a regular basis.  Once a month, once a week, once a day – depending on the circumstances for sure, but when life is overwhelming and uncertain – maybe even as an ongoing mantra throughout the day. 

We could also challenge ourselves to rewrite it and put in the details of all the ways that we have personally experienced God’s power and salvation in our own story.  Surrounding each occurrence with “God’s faithful love lasts forever” underscores and highlights that this action on God’s part and on our behalf is not earned, but it just simply is who God is!  He endures forever.  His love never ceases no matter how we may feel in a given moment and what storms are raging in our own personal lives.  There is corporate salvation where we stand with others and see God’s saving grace for us all, and there are times of personal salvation that can only be understood between oursleves and our maker. 

This reminder and this proposed exercise envokes calm and assurance as we prepare our next steps or as we simply worship our God for the simple truth that His love is faithful and endures forever.  This is a scripture for every day of our lives and a good focus for our living. 

God’s faithful love endures forever – take that Satan and leave me alone!

Now to move forward in such amazing love!

This hymn re-emphasizes the message of Psalm 136:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness, ” Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

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