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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 117

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: David, Asaph, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and the Sons of Korah
Date Penned: (1440-586 BC)
Overview: Poetry for the Expression of Praise and Worship to God (c 1-150)
Theme: The Fifth Book of Psalms (c 107-150)
Message: Another Reason for Praise (v 1-2)

Psalms 117 Commentary 

(117:1-2) The Middle - Not only is Psalm 117 the shortest chapter in the Bible, but it is also the middle chapter of the whole Bible. Paul quotes from this psalm in Romans 15.11 to show that God's salvation is for all people, not just Jewish people. 

(117:1-2) Praising God - Have you ever said, "I can't think of anything God has done for me. How can I praise him?" This psalm gives two reasons for praising God. his merciful kindness toward us and his truth that endures forever. If he did nothing else for us, he would still be worthy of our highest praise.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

Praise the Lord

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Psalms with Chapter 117. In our text today, we see the theme of praising the Lord for His unlimited love. In applying, we see that we should love him because He first loved us. His love is extended to us in His Everlasting Word, which is able to save our souls. How about you? Are you praising the Lord for what He has done for you? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today to remember to Praise the Lord, for He first loved us and gave His life for our souls. 


Psalm 117

Psalm 117

 1O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

 2For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.