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Psalm 117

One short chapter made up of two verses. So when you saw our reading for today did you think Wow, this is going to be a light day? Well, if so, think again because we don't necessarily have to read a certain number of verses to have a meaningful time with the Lord. We can really go to town engaging God's Word (receiving, reflecting and responding) with just two verses--seriously.

For me, I started in right at verse 1 with the goal of stopping and thinking about those things I noticed and saw. The first thing I read was the command to praise the Lord and to extol him. So I thought about that and considered Do I praise and extol him? How? What does that look like? And should or can I be doing more? Then I moved on to verse 2 focusing on the phrases "great is his steadfast love toward us" and "the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever." Some of my thoughts were: Do I fully believe these statements? Why? Why not? And how can I embrace and live relying on them even more? Then, I spent some time just recalling different times when God has been faithful to me and has shown His steadfast love and thanked Him.

So that's what I did. Now it's your turn. How did you engage God's Word through Psalm 117 today?

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First, there's the reality that God's love is universal--He's good to all nations and all peoples. So, He's also worthy of universal praise.

As shaky and faltering as we can be in our human frailty, His love and faithfulness are always steadfast, and they endure forever.

I find that, as I draw closer to Him, there are instances throughout my day when I'm offering Him words of praise and thanksgiving. I've also found that, as I draw closer to Him, I become more apt to recognize His hand at work in the various situations of life, and this leads to even more praise and thanksgiving.

This is the second time in two days that I was reminded that every knee will bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD to the glory of God The Father. What an amazing future expectation. I should be more joyful just knowing this. Everyone will not be saved, but all will bow to King Jesus. Am I bowing, and I praising Him as I ought to??

I fall woefully short of praising God, I know I don't praise Him as much as I should. But I can readily appreciate and is eternally grateful for His grace and loving-kindness toward me. Lord I am so thankful to Thee for Your grace and kindness to me. Thank you Lord, I stand on your truth and praise You for your faithfulness both of which never change.

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