Thought for the Lord’s Day

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God’s message for all of humanity: Praise Him!


God commands praise from all of the earth, from all of the people of earth. Only God’s love is unfailing. Only God is faithful forever.  No one else is worthy of praise! The worship of God is not optional for the human race. This one truth is the foundation for life itself: God is to be praised. 


In his wisdom the Holy Spirit wrote an entire Psalm to capture this truth. Why not learn it, live it and love it? Bring its message to all of your life. 


Sometimes we forget that the Holy Spirit is the most articulate and brilliant of all authors. He alone set the literary standard of excellence. He wrote the masterpiece of all literature, the Bible.  In his wisdom he wrote one Psalm that no one can say is too long.  In thirty words he has laid the foundation for all of human thought. No one but God has unfailing love; no one but God is faithful forever. No one but God is worthy of praise!


Praise the Lord, all you nations.
    Praise him, all you people of the earth.


For his unfailing love for us is powerful;
    the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.

Praise the Lord!


Psalm 117

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.