Psalm 136 repeats the following phrase 26 times in 26 verses: “. . . for His steadfast love endures forever.” The KJV translates the phrase as “For His mercy endures forever.” When reading this psalm one cannot help but walk away knowing that God cares and that that care (mercy – steadfast love) endures. There are three reasons the psalmist gives for praising and thanking God for His steadfast enduring love. These reasons are:
- Because God is good and He is the Self-Sufficient One.
- Because of what God did and continues to do for His people.
- Because of His redemption of mankind.