The Praises of the Lord #766

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, according to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. (Isaiah 63:7, NKJV)

Isaiah breaks forth in praise of Jehovah as he remembers His dealings with Israel. Three reasons for giving Him abundant praise are offered. First, Jehovah is praised for His acts of loyal love (lovingkindnesses) which were richly given to Israel. Second, His goodness is great, and had been mercifully shown to them time after time after time. Third, the Lord is praised because His lovingkindnesses were not sparse, but plentiful. They are counted as a “multitude.” These same reasons continue to form the basis for our praise of Jehovah. His great goodness, abiding mercy and steadfast love is abundantly bestowed on “the Israel of God” today, the church of Christ (Gal. 6:16). Our praise ascends because of His great love, mercy and grace, bestowed on us in the Beloved (Eph. 1:6).