The LORD is Good
31st AUGUST 2022
For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations. Psalm 100:5 AMPC
Thanksgiving is offered in appreciation of what someone has done. Praise is offered in recognition of who someone is. We are encouraged in the psalms to thank and praise God. Today, we see examples of what to thank and praise God for.
Praise the Lord, for He is good. Some people question the goodness of God, but as believers, we should know better. Even when our circumstances are difficult, we must ever proclaim that the Lord is good. God knows what we don’t and sees the end from the beginning. This means He has enough hindsight, insight, and foresight to make the best decisions for us even when we don’t understand. God is so good that all His plans for us are good! This is a good reason to praise Him.
God loved us even before we were formed. He loved us even before we knew Him. In fact, Romans 5:8 tells us that “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God didn’t wait for us to realize we were in sin and in need of a saviour. That’s how merciful He is! He sent His only son to come and die for us out of love. His love is unchanging, and His mercies are new every morning. We must thank Him for his mercy and love.
God is not a man to lie, nor the son of man to change His mind. Whatever he says is true, and He is faithful to do what He has promised. We can depend on His word and His promises. Even when we aren’t faithful, His faithfulness is forever. We worship a faithful God!
Today, may the unchanging character of God and his enduring virtues stir up thanksgiving and praise from your heart.
Heavenly Father, thank You for making us Yours; we are Your people and the sheep of Your pasture. Thank You for being good to us in all things. We give You all the glory and praise for who You are to us, our Father. We shout our hallelujah in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Further Reading: Romans 15:8–9
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