A Disposable World

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever
— Psalms 136:1

I wrote a sermon a couple of months ago from Psalms 136 titled “His Mercy Endures Forever.”  Psalms 136 has 26 verses and each of those verses ends with His mercy endures forever.  My three points in that message are:

1. His peace is inexpressible

2. His mercy is inexhaustible

3 His grace is immeasurable

My wife and I eat off of paper plates most of the time.  We drink water from plastic bottles.  Instead of washing dishes, we dispose them.  We also use disposable razors and sometimes we will use plastic forks and spoons.  Those are just a few of the disposable things people use every day.  I can’t help but to think how much we live in a disposable World.  Think about those few things I named, they are used, tossed, and then replaced.

This disposable world we live in takes it a step further.  I think about the many times true commitment in relationships is seen as optional.  Marriages struggle to survive.  Long-term employees are let go just before retirement for cheaper options.  A super star athlete leaves to join another team.  It seems as if nothing lasts.

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But praise the Lord, we have an unchanging God who has promised that His loving mercy endures forever.  In our text, the Psalmist drives home that promise by making statements about God’s wonder, work, and character.  For 26 verses he ends each statement about God with the phrase, “For His mercy endures forever.”  Whether it is the wonder of His creation (vs.4-9), the rescue of His people (vs. 10-22), or His tender care for His own (vs.23-26), we can trust Him because His mercy will never fail.  We live in a temporary world but the permanence of God’s mercy gives us hope.  Because of God’s grace, mercy and peace we can sing with the psalmist, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (v.1).  God Bless!