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9th February 2024


His Love Endures Forever

Psalm 136 exhorts us to give thanks to the Lord for His faithful enduring love.
Principally, we are to be thankful that the Lord is our Creator & Redeemer.
We have looked at each of great themes within the Psalm, which is both a creation & redemption hymn.
God’s unending & unfailing provision & protection is also evident & is something we are to give thanks for.
Therefore, today we will look at how the Lord is both our Provider & Protector.


To Him who struck down great kings,
For His mercy endures forever;
And slew famous kings,
For His mercy endures forever—
Sihon king of the Amorites,
For His mercy endures forever;
And Og king of Bashan,
For His mercy endures forever—
And gave their land as a heritage,
For His mercy endures forever;
A heritage to Israel His servant,
For His mercy endures forever.

Who remembered us in our lowly state,
For His mercy endures forever;
And rescued us from our enemies,
For His mercy endures forever;
Who gives food to all flesh,
For His mercy endures forever.

Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven!
For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 136:17-26 NLT


The Psalm celebrates the Exodus & then goes on to highlight how the Lord led the children of Israel through the wilderness.
In the process He was their mighty King & Champion, fighting their battles against powerful nations.
Overcoming great earthly kings & powerful enemies. God’s protection was evident over many years.
After delivering Israel from Egypt the Lord led them into the promised land which was their inheritance.
Awesome protection & powerful provision. His faithful enduring love demonstrated through both. SELAH
The people were God’s special possession (Deuteronomy 7:6 & 14:2) & the land was the people’s special possession!!

The Psalm also highlights God’s great care for all his people & every creature.
The sun & moon to provide light & warmth. Abundant food for all.
The God of abundance amply providing for our & all creatures every need (Matthew 6:25-34).
Somewhere to live & shelter along with food to eat. All this comes from the Lord who provides. SELAH
God’s great goodness & faithful enduring loving kindness again being powerfully demonstrated.

God’s faithful love is eternal & everlasting, it endures forever & is revealed through His protection & provision.
God is our protector & He is our provider. He faithfully, ceaselessly & unfailingly does both. Just awesome!!
Two amazing things that we are to be ever thankful for. Keep cultivating the attitude of gratitude. SELAH
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • In what ways do I daily experience the Lord’s great protection & faithful provision?
  • How am I expressing my thanks & appreciation for God’s protection & provision.
  • Meditate upon God being our protector & provider.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for Your great love for Your beloved children,
Revealed through Your enduring & faithful love as protector & provider.
Jesus, my Lord & Saviour, thank you for Your faithful love, and eternal friendship,
That You are with me & will never leave or forsake me.
Holy Spirit keep me exalting the Lord, each & every day,
Lifting Him high above everyone & everything else in my life.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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