Words for the Week: His Mercy Endures

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O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 136:1

Of the thirty-four times in Scripture that the exact phrase “give thanks” is used, ten directly reference God’s mercy.

  • O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.—1 Chronicles 16:34
  • And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;—1 Chronicles 16:41
  • Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 106:1
  • O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 107:1
  • O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 118:1
  • O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 118:29
  • O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 136:1
  • O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 136:2
  • O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 136:3
  • O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.—Psalms 136:26

Indeed, we have every reason to give thanks for God’s mercy, for mercy is the reason that we have anything for which to give thanks at all!

As you consider gratitude this month, remember to give thanks for the mercy of God that endures forever—and, especially, that endures today.

God’s mercy never runs out. It never runs dry. It is never exhausted.

Like the song says, “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea.”

Give thanks today—His mercy endures.

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