Ps.136:1 – Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!

For His mercy endures forever.

This Psalm has the fragrance of the supernatural upon it. It was written as part of the continuous Davidic worship used in the Tabernacle of David. Whether David wrote it or one of anointed psalmists did, it reverberates with the power of God that resided in that old tent. Solomon had the Levites, the singers, and the musicians play this song as they brought in the ark to the temple on the day of the temple dedication. It was in conjunction with the celebration of joy, the Feast of Tabernacles. As they brought the ark into the house of God and sang, “the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever” the house of the Lord was filled with the cloud of God’s presence. The priests couldn’t stay on their feet in the midst of that glory. King Hezekiah also invoked this song when attacked by a superior army in his day. He sent the worshippers out in front of the army singing, “the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever”. The result, the enemies were terrified by the presence of the Lord that went before them, they ran away in fear and the battle was won by the Lord. Here is how Spurgeon describes this verse.

“Essentially he is goodness itself, practically all that he does is good, relatively he is good to his creatures. Let us thank him that we have seen, proved, and tasted that he is good. He is good beyond all others: indeed, he alone is good in the highest sense; he is the source of good, the good of all good, the sustainer of good, the perfecter of good, and the rewarder of good. For this he deserves the constant gratitude of his people. For his mercy endures for ever. We shall have this repeated in every verse of this song, but not once too often. It is the sweetest stanza that a man can sing. What joy that there is mercy, mercy with Jehovah, enduring mercy, mercy enduring for ever. We are ever needing it, trying it, praying for it, receiving it: therefore let us for ever sing of it.”

You put those two elements together and worship the Lord for His goodness and mercy He will show Himself in power and glory. He is good, His anointing is the emanation of that goodness. His mercy is eternal like Him. What is the outcome when we step into that place of pure worship? The glory of the Lord will fall on us and fill His house with glory.


  1. Please, let us find that place of pure worship as we settle into our meetings today. There’s no better purpose, for everything else is then done.

  2. Yes he does show himself time and time again when we worship purely in spirit and truth.
    When I have moments of sorrow (after losing my Son and Mother), all I could do is cry ‘Lord have Mercy.’ Thoughts of God carrying me through pain enters my mind/soul and suddenly it subsides.
    Worshiping and crying out to God for Mercy clears everything out of the way of supernaturally to move closer to Heaven. I can feel God touching me throughout my body ~ healing me and adding Joy into the mixture of his Presence and His everlasting Love 💗

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