SERMON NOTE: Given Thanks... HIS Love Endures Forever 

By Elder Dr Koh SK

Psalms136

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. who made the great lights— His love endures forever. the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever. and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever. with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever. to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever. and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever. but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever. to him who led his people through the wilderness; His love endures forever. to him who struck down great kings, His love endures forever. and killed mighty kings— His love endures forever. Sihon king of the Amorites His love endures forever. and Og king of Bashan— His love endures forever. and gave their land as an inheritance, His love endures forever. an inheritance to his servant Israel. His love endures forever. He remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever. and freed us from our enemies. His love endures forever. He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.”

http://bible.com/111/psa.136.1-26.niv

 

“His Love Endures Forever” occurs many time in d Bible

1Chron 16:34,41

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

“With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the Lord, “for his love endures forever.””

http://bible.com/111/1ch.16.34.niv

2Chron 5:13

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God."

http://bible.com/111/2ch.5.13-14.niv

The Temple did not last because of Israelite sinned against GOD

EZRA3:10

“When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel.”

http://bible.com/111/ezr.3.10.niv

When we prospered and do well it is easy to praise and give thanks to GOD

 

2 Chron 20:2-4,19-20

“Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.”

http://bible.com/111/2ch.20.2-4.niv

“Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.””

http:/bible.com111/2ch20.19-20.niv

 

Why Give Thanks?

Ps136

·         HE is good (v1)

·         HIS Steadfast Love Endures forever

·         HE is the wonder working GOD, the Almighty Creator of Heaven & Earth (V2-9,26)

·         What HE has done (v10-22)

·         HE remember us in our “low estate” (v23)

·         HIS Salvation (v24)

·         HIS Provision (v25)

When do we give Thanks?

1 Thess 5:16-18

Rejoice always, Pray continually, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

http://bible.com/111/1th.5.16-18.niv

It means

When we give thanks we create opportunities for grace / revelation to come in