Today I was reminded of the shortest but powerful Psalm in the Bible.
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 117:1-2)
This describes perfectly how my heart feels. I’m so amazed everyday at how the Holy Bible is so real. Jesus was telling us the truth when He said “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63). The Psalm begins with “Praise Him” and ends with “Praise Him.” I love it!
“Laud Him” also sounded to me like “present Him” but it means “speak well of Him” which means “to be excited, boastful about,” which I am. It’s like what Psalm 139:18 said “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.”
“Merciful kindness,” His loyal love, refers to God’s faithfulness to His covenant promises. The reason the nations are to give praise is found in His relationship with Israel.
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!
The concluding “Hallellujah” is an appropriate shout of triumph in God’s mercy.
I want to apologize for my lack of participation in keeping up with the gift of this website to keep others informed about what God is doing here on our reservation. The last update I did was when I was still living in the city, Minneapolis, Minnesota. I now live in a house that the Lord provided for me on my land here in Rosebud, South Dakota. A lot has happened in these past couple years, good and sad, but it was nothing compared to how it was before I met Jesus Christ. I’m speaking even of the death of some of my loved ones, and how especially in death there is victory In Jesus!
“’O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:55-58)