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The Shortest Psalm in the Bible


Psalm 117:1-2 KJVA

O praise the Lord , all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.  For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord  endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Praise for the Lord’s merciful kindness is the theme of this selection from the Americanized King James Version.  Isn’t it noteworthy that even the shortest of all Psalms has an emphasis on God’s kindness toward us!

Deitrich Bonhoeffer stated that the book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible.  What do you think?  Is there anything more powerful than praying the Almighty’s words back to him?  Why not do that right now.  This selection is easily memorized and will serve superbly in this situation.  Just wait and see if God doesn’t bless you through this simple exercise (not as a ritual, but as a living, fresh experience every time.)

Prayer:

O praise the Lord , all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.  For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord  endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Our Eternal Home by Billy Graham


ISAIAH 65:17 NKJV

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.

Our Eternal Home

What kind of place is Heaven? First, Heaven is home. The Bible takes the word “home” with all of its tender associations and with all of its sacred memories and tells us that Heaven is home. Second, Heaven is a home which is permanent. We have the promise of a home where Christ’s followers will remain forever. Third, the Bible teaches that Heaven is a home which is beautiful beyond every imagination. Heaven could not help but be so, because God is a God of beauty. Fourth, the Bible teaches that Heaven will be a home which is happy, because there will be nothing to make it sad. In Heaven families and friends will be reunited. God’s house will be a happy home because Christ will be there. He will be the center of Heaven. To Him all hearts will turn, and upon Him all eyes will rest.

Daily Prayer

As I think of the promise of an eternal home with You and the reunion with my loved ones—I rejoice!