Posted by: Larry Hoekman | June 23, 2016

Great Chapters in the Bible — Psalm 100

Day 2401: Finishing Psalm 100!

Scripture:   For the Lord is good; His loving kindness to me is everlasting and His faithfulness continues through all my generations!  Psalm 100:5

Thoughts/questions:  Psalm 100 earlier referred to the Lord being God and now His being good.  What a great combination!!  For there to be an all-powerful God could be good or bad.  Being good is wonderful, but it is limited if it doesn’t impact everyone.  However, combine the two and now you’ve got something.   Sometimes is doesn’t seem that God is good as we observe what happens in the world or the seeming unfairness of events in our own lives.  However, the word good is difficult, as what is good for one may be bad for another, or what seemed to be bad at the time ends up being good. Because of our inability to ‘know’ what really is good, only an omnipotent, all-knowing God can be ‘good’ even though specific instances appear to us to be bad.  Thank You Lord that You are God and You are good!

And His loving kindness is everlasting!  Not only will He always extend mercy to us, those mercies are new EVERY morning!!! (See Lamentations 3:22,23)  Spiritually, every night can be like New Year’s Eve as we celebrate that the next day His mercy and loving kindness begins anew!  This is not a license to sin to obtain His daily dose of mercy, but it is a characteristic of a loving God who knows our weaknesses and chooses to bring His mercy to us every day – forever!!!  Thank You Lord that each day brings a brand new start!!!

And His faithfulness continues through all my generations.  I looked at my photos from Greece and was reminded of the temple to a goddess who is now only known in history books, her temple is in ruins, and the ground is covered in weeds and animal feces.  BUT this is NOT so with our God.  Jehovah God was, is, and ever shall be our good God!!!  All generations will have people who continue to believe in Him!  Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness!

Suggested prayer:  Almighty God, You are good!!!  Thank You for Your goodness to me . . .

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