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Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men …”  (Psalms 107:8 *NIV)

Today, we will look at the shortest Chapter in the Bible.  It is located very close to the center of the Bible as well.  The Chapter I am speaking of is the 117th Division in the Book of Psalms. Though it is only two verses of praise for our Heavenly Father, it gives us two big reasons to praise Him indeed!

                                Psalm 117

1. Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!

 [Laud] means, "to speak very well of."   The Hebrew word for [Gentiles] means all people except the Jews; thus this word means all other groups, along ethnic or language lines.

2. For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever.  Praise the Lord!

[Merciful kindness] refers to God's faithfulness to His Covenant promises, to His Children all over the World.

Have you ever said to yourself, "I can't think of anything that God has done for me lately? Therefore how can I praise Him?"  Well, this short Psalm gives us the two big reasons to praise our Heavenly Father: His tremendous love toward us and His faithfulness that endures forever. So just think, if God did nothing else for us … He would still be worthy of our highest praise everyday!

Have a Wonderful Day and may the Love of God fill your heart and mind, today and always! Amen!

In His Love & Service,

Pastor Larry E. Campbell
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, San Bernardino, CA


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