Psalm 117 might be easy to overlook. It is only two verses long. But there’s a lot packed into this tiny song.
1 Praise the Lord, all you nations!
Extol him, all you peoples!
2 For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Why should all the nation, and all people praise God? Because of how God treats us all.
God’s love is steadfast. It is the one factor that always exists. And, God’s faithfulness endures forever.
That should be the focus of our reflections:
I once took a class from a great Christian, Old Testament scholar Walter Bruggeman. He said that every time he picked up the Bible, he approached God’s Word with two suppositions:
God is loving and faithful.
Thank You, God, for loving me in ways that I cannot imagine. And thank You for promising me an abundant life as I revel in your love. Amen.