Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
There is no end to God’s goodness and mercies; it keeps coming and coming. Even when we mess up or fail to get it right, we are still beneficiaries of His goodness and mercy. Accordingly, the Psalmist said in Psalms 107:1, “give thanks unto the Lord for He is good: for his mercies endured forever”. Pay attention to the colon after the word good; it was placed there so that we could recognize that the reason for God’s never ending goodness is that His love and mercy endureth forever. Because there is no end to His love and mercy, His goodness towards us will never cease. It was this understanding that David had why he said in Psalms 23:6 “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”. Since God’s love and mercy never cease, David expected God to be good to him all the days of his life.
How have you been responding to God’s goodness? Do you take it for granted or do you respond by giving unto Him a higher level of worship? David’s response to His expectation of God’s continued goodness was a commitment to a higher level of worship. He said in the latter part of Psalms 23;6 “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. He made a commitment to live forever in the house of God or the presence of God. Let us mimic David’s response. It is not enough for us to say that “God is good all the time”. We must celebrate the endless goodness of God with a consistently high level of worship, it is only reasonable.
Life Application: Show your gratitude to God for his continued goodness by making a real commitment to worshipping Him at a high level by living every day in His presence.
Prayer: Lord, you are good and your mercies are forever. Thank you for your grace and mercy that never runs dry. In Jesus’ name, amen.