Great is the Father’s Love

Sunday October 24, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Psalm 117 is the shortest of all the songs of Psalms consisting of only two verses. The motif of this praise song focuses on the love of God. This hymn calls on all nations and people groups to worship the Lord who demonstrates perpetual love, loyalty and faithfulness to His people. God’s divine character promised by the covenant is applied here to all people on earth. God’s people are called to the obligation and the occasion of praise. How blessed we are to be called. During the Old Testament period, we encounter people from other nations, Ruth–Moab, Naaman–Syria, Uriah–Hittite who joined Israel in praising God. In the New Testament, the Gentiles from around the world join the Jewish people in their praise of God through Jesus Christ the Lord. This psalm is an invitation to people everywhere to praise the Lord. You would be wise to accept the invitation to praise and worship the only true and living God and make Him the reason for living your life. Praise the Lord because our God inhabits the praises of His people!