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Every verse in this Psalm ends in the words “His mercy endureth for ever.” It follows the progress of the events from the creation in Genesis to the conquest of Canaan recorded in Joshua. Here are some of the reasons we need to praise Him:
Think of smiting the first born. The baby in the crib, the boy at school, the grown man in the field, the old grandfather in his bed. It could have been everyone. This stroke of doom did not come until He had manifested to Pharaoh both His pity and His power nine times. Not until He had been lied to and played with and resisted by the pharaoh and his court nine times did God smite the first born. What mercy! This only proves that in wrath God remembers His mercy.
It is thought that the Levite song leader would recite the first half of each verse and the congregation would echo the refrain. We need to remember just as these people were reminded that all we are, all we have and all we do depends on God’s loving kindness and mercy.
I need to be thanking God on a daily basis for His mercy. It is only because of His mercy that I am saved. If I received what I deserve it would be an eternity separated from God in Hell.
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Psalms 133:1-3Living Together in Peace
Psalms 134:1-3Praising The Lord at Night
Psalms 135:1-12Praise Him For His Kindness
Psalms 135:15-21Don’t Worship Idols
Psalms 136:1-12God’s Love Never Fails
Psalms 136:13-26His Mercy Endures Forever
Psalms 137:1-9A Prayer For Revenge
Psalms 138:1-8His Love Never Fails
Psalms 139:1-12The Lord is Always Near
Psalms 139:13-24He Knows Everything