Monday, January 28, 2008

Because of His Great Love

Oh, give thanks to Yahweh, for He is good!
Because His great love endures forever!
(Psalms 136:1)
God is love. Therefore, everything He does is because of His great love. Everything! Psalm 136 lays it out for us:

  • All the great wonders He works He does because of His great love.
  • He made the heavens by the wisdom of His great love.
  • He drew the dry land out of the water and placed the sun, moon and stars because of His great love.
  • He struck the firstborn of Egypt because of the great love He had for His people, to deliver them from cruel bondage.
  • He brought Israel out of captivity because of His great love.
  • He manifested His mighty strength on their behalf because of His great love.
  • He divided the Red Sea and let Israel pass through it safely because of His great love.
  • He let the Red Sea swallow up Pharaoh and his army because of His great love.
  • He led His people through the wilderness because of His great love.
  • He struck down great and famous kings — Sihon of the Amorites and Og of Bashan — to protect His people because of His great love.
  • He gave their land as an inheritance to Israel because of His great love.
  • He remembers us in our lowly state and rescues us from our enemies because of His great love.
  • He makes provision for all His creation and gives food to all flesh because of His great love.
Give thanks to Yahweh because He is good and His great love endures forever.