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Simple and Direct

The Library of Congress is the largest in the world, containing more than 160 million items on more than 838 miles of bookshelves. Its collections...
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Simple and Direct

by Inspiration Ministries
"Praise the LORD, all nations; sing His praises, all peoples! For His mercy toward us is great, and the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!" – Psalm 117:1-2 NASB

The Library of Congress is the largest in the world, containing more than 160 million items on more than 838 miles of bookshelves. Its collections include millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. But combined, all the words in these books together total only a fraction of the words that have been written throughout history.

Psalm 117 can seem insignificant compared to those statistics. It has only two verses and is comprised of only 17 Hebrew words. It comes just before Psalm 119, which extends for 176 verses.

Can we find value in a psalm so short? Its brevity is a key to its power. It delivers a message that cannot be simpler.

First, God’s “mercy is great toward us.” The Hebrew words remind us that His kindness is overwhelming and without limits. And His truth is everlasting. He is not subject to trends but absolutely objective and absolutely fair. His words are as true today as they were when this psalm was written. And they will be true throughout eternity.

These attributes impact us in many ways. They mean that we can trust Him absolutely. He is fair and just, dependable and kind, loving and holy. Thinking about these truths, we can only join the psalmist in praising God.

Make these attributes the cornerstone of your life. Remember these simple truths: God is faithful, and His truth is everlasting.

Prayer

Father, thank You that Your faithfulness and kindness have no limit. Thank You that Your truth is everlasting. I praise Your name. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Extended Reading

Psalm 117

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