Lovingkindness

Psalm 136.

The Lovingkindness Psalm

26 verses and 26 times we read:

For His lovingkindness is everlasting

Another translation (21st Century King James) reads – 26 times:

for His mercy endureth for ever

If you have not read this Psalm lately, HERE is a link for your convenience to read it.

Even in the Hebrew lovingkindness pretty much means what you think – mercy, grace, love, kindness – all that in GOD proportion!! AWESOME!!

As I was reviewing the Hebrew word from which we derive our word ‘lovingkindness’ I noticed one of the characteristics of lovingkindness is “deeds of devotion”. 

Daily, forever, EVERLASTINGly  GOD does DEEDS OF DEVOTION toward us!! Even a secular dictionary gives devotion as this: Love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person

Think of it!

GOD ALMIGHTY is enthusiastic about His devotion to YOU today! 

And today and forever – everlastingly

for YOU – every man, woman, boy and girl who has come to Him placing faith and trust in His SON, JESUS CHRIST, HE will be doing Deeds of Devotion – Deeds of Lovingkindness for YOU – today!

Would you, would I commit ourselves to looking for those deeds today and give Him praise for doing so?!

23 Who remembered us in our low estate,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

24 And has rescued us from our adversaries,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

25 Who gives food to all flesh,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

via Ps 136 NASB – Thanks for the LORD’S Goodness to – Bible Gateway.

Look at this report on Noah:

Noah will be moved to the regular floor this week and will have approx 4 weeks of hospitalization left to complete the IV antibiotics—Noah has begun to act more like a child  he has started crawling about [will probably have to relearn to walk etc.] and is playing with toys  his Mom is taking him outside for a few minutes each day—SO PRAISE GOD this babe is on the road to recovery. Lov ya d

ABBA, again today we give You praise for what You have done and are doing for Noah and his family. Thank You for Your lovingkindness to him. And I praise You, LORD, for the others, for the lovingkindness You are doing for them. And Richard comes to mind in this moment so I know You desire that we pray for him  –  You know his condition. The infection that has become so stubborn and relentless, wrecking havoc on his body. I am asking You, ABBA Father, to remove the infection completely from all his cells and tissues and for You to set him on his feet again; to restore him to his wife, family and friends who love him so much.  And there are others, so we come bringing all our sick and afflicted to You this day, asking that You heal them. Asking too that You rescue our rebellious and oblivious Ones; that You have mercy and give the grace and space to repent; that You woo them with Your lovingkindness, showing them the misery of their ways and turn their eyes and hearts to Your better way.  All this we ask, ABBA, in the Mighty and Holy Name of JESUS, Your Son and our Savior and LORD. And, ABBA, I dare not forget to pray for the peace of Israel and the subduing of all Her enemies and, ABBA, for each and every Dear Soul who comes here to read and pray today, I ask for grace for each of them to see and experience Your lovingkindness; for them to experience YOU today, to enjoy Your Company; that we will give You pleasure today, that we will bless You and bring smiles to Your Face and Laughter to You Holy Voice as You sing over us today.  Amen and amen.

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,
Praying (PFT)!

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