Praise the LORD, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD! (Psalm 117)
God’s love for me doesn’t change. His relentless pursuit of my affection is unending. He has been far more faithful to me than I ever could be to him. He has not abandoned me, instead sticking by me and holding me in his care.
He has not let sin conquer, but has shown his great power by mastering my sinfulness for his goodness. Indeed, those sinful things I desire slowly melt away for the faithfulness of my God shows me something better.
It is for this reason that I would bid the nations to praise the Lord.
Because God has been faithful to me, then I can invite all peoples to come and enjoy and put their trust in him. It’s like, I can tell someone of their great worth to God because I know I am worth much to him.
So tonight I told some teenage boys about what it might mean to be captivated by God, to make him the uttermost important thing, to fear and to love him. I suppose I can do this because the Lord has been faithful to me, I can invite these kids to come and see how faithful the Lord would be to them.
First day of mission and up till this point God has been faithful, even in my unfaithfulness.
And so I shall invite all the people to fear and to put their trust and to glorify the Lord.