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Nov
15

THOUGHTS ON THANKS: GOD’S LOVE

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Oh let Israel say, “His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Oh let the house of Aaron say, “His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Oh let those who fear the Lord say, “His lovingkindness is everlasting.”Psalm 118:1-4
It seems so significant that in these four verses, it says to thank the Lord because, ultimately, His lovingkindness is everlasting, and that this phrase is stated four times. In the book “Numbers in the Bible” by Robert D. Johnson, it is suggested that the number four is “composed of three + one, [denoting] that which follows the manifestation of God in the Trinity.”
But what is even more notable is the fact that God’s lovingkindness, the Hebrew word chesed, is used exclusively referring to God’s kindness to people, motivated by love. These declarations in Psalm 118 underscore that God’s lovingkindness is without end. We are told from the Scripture that “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God was so good, just, holy, and kind in that while we were still enemies to Him, He showed us how much He loved us by bruising and crushing His Son on the cross for our benefit unto salvation.
Yes, we should thank God for His love. It should cause us to pause and wonder in worshipful reverence at how high, how deep and how wide is His love for us. “What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?” (Psalm 8:4)

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