Psalm 117

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1Praise the LORD, everybody!
Let all the people lift up their praises.
2The LORD’s love for us is steadfast,
and the LORD is always faithful to us.
Praise the LORD!


1-2: This is the shortest of all the psalms, a simple exclamation of praise for God’s steadfast love.


We should daily praise and thank God because God loves us and always will. In spite of our shortcomings and wilderness wanderings, God is with us. It’s not easy to see that God is with us when we are facing difficult trials, but the Psalms teach us over and over again to always praise and thank the LORD regardless of our circumstances, trusting that it is all in God’s good hands.

Congratulations! You are at the Bible’s halfway point. You have read 594 chapters, and after Psalm 117 there remain 594 chapters. Give yourself a treat!