PSALM 136

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Psalm 136

CELEBRATING THE MERCY OF GOD

 

Here is a psalm that appears difficult to outline however there is a definite pattern of thought.

The chorus after each thought is "...for his mercy endureth forever."

God's mercy is certainly the focal point of this Psalm.

 

THE MERCY OF THE GOD IN CONTROL - Vss. 1-4

He is the "LORD" (Jehovah).

He is "God of gods."

He is "Lord of lords."

 

THE MERCY OF THE GOD OF CREATION - Vss. 5-9

 

THE MERCY OF THE GOD IN COMBAT - Vss. 10-20

Egypt - Vss. 10-15

The Wilderness - Vs. 16 - Israel acted as a rebellious, and God had to deal with them.

Taking the Land - Vss. 17-20

 

Notice that God's combat was on behalf of his people (Psalm 34:7)

 

THE MERCY OF THE GOD OF COMPASSION - Vss. 21-26

God gave the land. Vss. 21-22

God remembered Israel in its "low estate" and redeemed her from her enemies. Vss. 23-24

God gives food to all. Vs. 25

 

 

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Psalm 136

OUR GREAT GOD

 

HIS CHARACTER - Vss. 1-4

Note that he is good and that his mercy endures forever. Vs. 1

He is "God of gods." - Vs. 2

He is "Lord of Lords." - Vs. 3

He is the worker of wonders. - Vs. 4

 

HIS CREATION - Vss. 5-9

 

HIS CONQUESTS - Vss. 10-20

Of Egypt Vss. 10-15

Of the wilderness - Vs. 16

Of Sihon and Og - Vss. 17-20

 

HIS COMPASSION - Vss. 21-26

God took care of Israel. He takes care of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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