16 April 2019 – Psalm 118:1-2 (19-29) (NIV)

16 April 2019 – Psalm 118:1-2 (19-29) (NIV)

Scripture

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Let Israel say:
    “His love endures forever.”

Reflection

The Servant has been told that hardship is coming, gross and inhumane hardship. (Mark 15:16-20) He is also told ahead of time that all of this This Psalm begins with a familiar and joyful call to worship and will end the same way it begins. (118:29) As the celebrants gather, their joy is anchored in the stirring memories of God’s great and mighty deeds; of rescue and battles won. It is a good thing that his “love endures forever” because our King will need this enduring love and a timely victory to win the day. Before the struggle is over he will have a new song of praise and we will sing it with him. Our King is exalted on high! (Ps. Dale).

Thoughts for the day

  • During difficult times do you remember God’s love endures forever?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

PRAY FOR THOSE IN POWER Leaders across our world are humans, just like us, who need prayer: “… for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” – 1 Timothy 2:2-3.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.