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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 117

Garner-Howes Baptist CommentaryGarner-Howes

Verses 1-2

Psalms 117

Universal Adoration

Scripture v. 1,2:

Verse 1 Is a call from God, arid from Israel, for all nations, even Gentiles, to praise or adore the Living Jehovah God. They never did this before the Lord Jesus came; Though called to do so because of who He was and what His mercy and truth displayed to all men. So should all do so today, La 3:22,23; Acts 17:28.

Verse 2 asserts that all men, of all races, should praise the Lord because of two things:

1) First, "His merciful kindness is great toward us," and 2) Second, "The truth of the Lord (as a compass and guide) endureth forever," a trustworthy basis for the Psalmist and Israel’s cry to all peoples and nations, ’Praise ye the Lord."

The gospel has been and is being preached to all nations, as the Lord mandated His church to do, till He comes again, an occasion for continual Praise to the Lord from all nations today, Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47-51; John 20:21; Acts 1:8.

Paul quoted this entire Psalm in illustrating to the Roman brethren that Jew and Gentile are one (spiritually) in Jesus Christ, Romans 15:8-12.

Bibliographical Information
Garner, Albert & Howes, J.C. "Commentary on Psalms 117". Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghb/psalms-117.html. 1985.
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