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Thoughts on Psalm 117

Thoughts on Psalm 117

Well, Thoughts on Psalm 117 is a short and sweet chapter!  Seems so easy, doesn’t it?  Praise the Lord.  Everyone from everywhere.  Short, simple, and to the point.

His love is unfailing and it is powerful.  That is unfathomable to me.  I mean how does He not get irritated with our constant whining.  Maybe He does, I don’t know but that is a question I’m going to ask when I get to heaven.  His faithfulness is forever.  Again.  Short, simple, and to the point.  God does not mince words so why, as humans, do we tend to complicate what He made so simple.

Psalm 117

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!


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 think to deserve it and yet He pours it down on us like rain.


Frankly, it bothers me.  Yet, if we didn’t have it, we would still be in Eden, right?  I have struggled with that concept for many reasons.  The main reason is, of course, abuse and bad things that happen.  Again, the fall of man.  Free-will.  Stupid Satan, stupid Eve, stupid Adam, stupid fruit…or did the fruit even do anything wrong?

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