Well, Psalm 117 is a short and sweet chapter! Seems so easy, doesn’t it? Praise the Lord. Everyone from everywhere. Short, simple, and too the point.
His love is unfailing and it is powerful. His faithfulness is forever. Again. Short, simple, and too the point. God does not mince words so why, as humans, do we tend to complicate what He made so simple.
1 Praise the Lord, all you nations.
Praise him, all you people of the earth.
2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful;
the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Why do we complicate the simplicity of God’s love? Free-will? That is the only thing that I can think of that makes sense. I know that God can take free-will and throw it into the ocean, yet He doesn’t. He gives us choices and it is up to us to make those right choices.
Sometimes, we do the right thing. Then others…not so much. That is where grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness come straight at us. As a child of God, He desires that repentance from us. We did not thing to deserve it and yet He pours it down on us like rain.