“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
God’s steadfast love does endure forever. We can get caught up in offering our gratitude for things: good job, running car, food to eat, etc. Objects are much easier to see and offer our gratitude for. The Psalm for today reminds us that we are not to just be thankful for objects that we can see, but also for qualities and truths that sustain us. When is the last time that you meditated on God’s goodness and love? What does it mean to you that God is good? As you think about that, think about the revolutionary message of God’s goodness in the time of the Hebrew people. The gods of other nations were vindictive and punishing. They were full of anger and capricious. Then the story of YHWH’s compassionate love unfolds in the lives of the Hebrew people and they consistently give thanks for God’s goodness and love. Today as you reflect on this text, reflect on the goodness of God and give your thanks to God for God’s goodness.