Psalm 118:1-4 NLT
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Let all Israel repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” Let Aaron’s descendants, the priests, repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” Let all who fear the LORD repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.”
Reflection . . .
In these first vereses of Psalm 118 the focus is of course the faithful love of the Lord or His steadfast love as some translations use. The verses that follow these then go on to give account to God’s faithfulness and strength in times of difficulty and then on to the prophetic verses about Jesus who is the ultimate expression and example of God’s strong, unshakable, unending, great love — His “steadfast love” to those he loves and toward the whole world.
God is faithful! Comprehending this characteristic and reality of God is foundational to a sense of reverence and awe for who He is!