“Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good….” Psalm 106:1
You, Lord Jesus, are powerfully, deeply, broadly, thoroughly, completely good. There is nothing in you that even remotely resembles rebellion, or rejection of what is right, or any relaxing of your righteousness. You are purely, positively, perfectly, powerfully good: you reject sin, you abhor sin, you cannot sin, and we praise you for it!
You love righteousness, you love purity, you love light: in you there is no darkness, no evil, no shadow, no turning from good, no twisting of truth, no scheming, no inconsistency, no contradiction, no sneakiness, no double-mindedness, no self-centeredness, no egoism, no wrong motive, no mistake.
You are the Rock of Righteousness, the Lion of Light, the Lamb of Love. In your goodness you are unshakable, unstoppable, unquenchable, unending: “…his love endures forever” (Ps.106:1b). From eternity to eternity, through blessings and difficulties, through our obedience and rebellion, through pleasure and tragedy, your Love goes on and on, flowing like a mighty river, unending, unceasing, unwavering.
In your mighty flood of majestic ministry to your creatures, your gracious stream of Love sweeps over sinful people, transforming those who yield to the current of your grace, while sweeping aside those who resist in their rebellion and rejection of righteousness. Your Love endures forever. Hallelujah!
“Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?” (Ps.106:2). Your powerful acts are as many as your multifaceted Character is marvelous. Your praise is ever expanding, ever growing, ever widening, ever deepening, filling the universe because you are absolutely worthy.
No matter how much we praise, you deserve more, for you are infinitely good and great: there is always more to learn about you, giving us more reason to exalt you. Your light that reveals much about you also blindingly hides aspects of your being which you will reveal to us only in eternity, the unending display of your marvelous, majestic, multifaceted, mighty Character.
Truly you are worthy of endless praise, ever-flowing glory, ever expanding exaltation, full trust and complete obedience. You are great, gracious, gorgeous, glorious and good, worthy of the worship of every creature, every feature, every measure of creation—and that’s not enough, for you deserve more!
Prayer: “May you be glorified through praise and obedience in my life today before the unseen hosts, before the unseeing peoples, before your saints, before the Throne of Grace, for you are worthy, O Lord our God, our Savior, our Sanctifier, Supplier and Shepherd, the King of Glory, Lord of Hosts and Ruler of All. Amen!” –from the devotional book EDIFIED: