What Does Psalm 100:5 Mean?

Verse Thoughts

The Lord is good; merciful and faithful. What a glorious triplet of gracious attributes to ascribe to the great; almighty; sovereign; powerful; righteous God, for power and righteousness without goodness; mercy, grace and faithfulness would indeed be a terrifying prospect for humanity. But the goodness of God is eternal, His mercy is everlasting. His faithfulness spans every generation of mankind.

The Lord is indeed good, His faithfulness is from everlasting to everlasting and His loving-kindness touches the life of every person and affects all nations, for in His goodness and grace He causes the sun to rise on people who evil and those who are the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust. He is indeed a good and gracious God, Whose promises cannot be broken and Whose Word can be trusted implicitly.

No surprise that we are called-on to make a joyful noise and sing praises to the God of our salvation, for the Lord is good; His mercy endures forever, and His faithfulness lasts throughout every generation. No wonder we are encouraged to serve our God with gladness of heart and to praise Him with thanksgiving. No marvel that we're exhorted to come into His presence with hearts of overflowing gratitude and to bless His holy name without ceasing.

We need to know Him for Who He is and reverently and rejoicingly ponder over all that He has done for us and all that He has promised in the eternal ages to come. We need to consider the rich promises that have been so lavishly poured out upon us and we need to thankfully reflect on all that the covenant of grace into which we have been brought, through the Lord Jesus Christ, means to us.

Let us reflect in joyous wonder on our merciful Father and praise the name of our faithful God, for ever and ever, amen - for the Lord is GOOD. His mercy endures forever, and His faithfulness lasts throughout every generation.

My Prayer

You truly are a wonderfully merciful God and I praise Your name for Your faithfulness; kindness; goodness and grace. I pray that I will never lose the sense of awe and wonder for all You have done for me and pray that I may be used by You during my sojourn here on earth, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name, AMEN.

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