Psalm 117: The Great Message


Psalm 117

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
2 For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 117 is the shortest psalm in the Bible, yet it carries a great proclamation.  Praise God, said the psalmist, because He loves us. There is no other reason greater for the praise of God than the revelation of his love for us in Jesus Christ. His love endures forever, and He is forever faithful to his promises.  It is a call to all people, of all nations, to embrace the love of their Father in heaven, revealed in our Savior Jesus Christ.  It is no wonder the Apostle Paul quoted from this Psalm in Romans 15:11– It encompasses the gospel message to the world.

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