The shortest chapter in the Bible contains one of the most profound truths—a truth about God that we too easily forget.
This truth is reiterated (and even more clearly expressed) all throughout Scripture. But two words in this short Psalm speak of a truth beyond my comprehension.
Here’s the truth: “His merciful kindness is great toward us.”
Did you catch those last two words? Mercy and kindness are two of God’s attributes. They are simply part of who He is. But what a joy that He directs His merciful kindness toward me!
Other verses say the same thing:
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3)
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us… (1 John 3:16)
I will never understand the love of God, and especially, His merciful kindness in directing it toward me. But I will thank Him for it. And with the psalmist who realized the truth of “toward us,” I will joyfully exclaim: “Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 117:2)!