Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

December 4th

Psalm 136:1-9

Every verse of this chapter ends with the words “for His mercy endureth for ever.” The Hebrew word chesed is sometimes translated as “lovingkindness” as well as “tender mercies.” The compassion of our God is behind all of His marvelous works. The emphasis of this portion focuses on the creation of the physical and material universe. We are exhorted to “give thanks” to our God “Who alone doeth great wonders.” Just look up to the heavens and observe the sun, moon, and starts – our God created them all, and they all speak of His power and His glory.

  1. The admonition to give thanks – verses 1-3
  2. The ability of God to do great things – verse 4
  3. The acknowledgment of His wisdom – verse 5
  4. The acts of creation that speak of His power – verses 6-9

It is good for each of us to take time on a clear night and gaze at the stars – God knows each one of them and names them. His greatness is far beyond our ability to understand, but He is OUR God!

Verse for Meditation

Verse 1 – “O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.”

Meditation Prayer

“Thank You, Lord, for Your greatness, Your goodness, Your wisdom, Your power, and that no problem of mine is too difficult for You.”

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