“Praise the Lord , all nations! Glorify Him, all peoples! For His faithful love to us is great; the Lord ’s faithfulness endures forever. Hallelujah!”
The shortest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 117 is entitled, “A Universal Call To Praise”.
Psalm 117 is a short and simple call for everyone from every nation to praise God. It suggests that all people glorify Him. Why? The answer is found in verse 2–because God’s love for us is great- immeasurably great, in fact!
Romans 8 asks rhytorically, “who (what) can separate us from the love of God that we have in Christ Jesus? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” The answer follows: “not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!”
THAT’S ALOT OF STUFF THAT CAN’T KEEP US FROM GOD!
You never have to doubt God’s love for you–that was settled on the cross!
Vs. 2 of Psalms 117 also reminds us that “God’s faithfulness endures forever”.
The Psalm ends with the most universal word found in almost every language: “Hallelujah”, meaning, “give praise to God”!
Its amazing how so few words can say so much!
Think about it!