Daily Inspiration

Daily Inspiration


Bless Your Life

A Monday through Thursday Devotional

Inspirational Thoughts


your host Beth McLendon


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The topic this week -

Psalm 117

On this page,

we have taken our original Psalm 117 page

and divided it into 4 days

in order to create a devotional for this week.

If any of you have already read our Psalm 117 page,

we encourage you to choose

another psalm from our selection

for your daily devotional this week.

Click here for our 


all our Psalm pages.

Monday July 15, 2019

Psalm 117

is the shortest psalm in the Bible


It takes less than a minute to read.

Think about this:

We always have time for Psalm 117.

Psalms 117

O Praise the Lord, all ye nations;

Praise him, all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is great toward us:

and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

Praise ye the Lord.

Who Wrote Psalm 117?

We do not know who wrote Psalm 117.

David wrote most of the Psalms.

David wrote 73 psalms.

Asaph wrote 12 psalms.

Sons of Korah wrote 12 psalms.**

Soloman wrote 2 psalms.

Moses wrote 1 psalm.

Ethan wrote 1 psalm.

Anonymous wrote 49 psalms.

** There is a Youtube singing group called the "Sons of Korah." Don't get them mixed up with the authors of 12 of the psalms in the Bible when you are listening to videos about the psalms on Youtube.


Insights into Psalm 117

As we seek insights from this psalm,

we see that God is teaching each of us

to praise him

for he says,

"Praise him, ALL ye people."

This Psalm reminds us:

  • Of God's love for each of the nations.
  • Of God's love for each person.
  • That God's will toward each of us is for mercy and kindness.
  • That God's truth doesn't change.

God truth doesn't change:

Even though it is 2019,

wise men and women do not fall

for the lie

that times are different,

so God's Word must be updated.


More Insights into Psalm 117

As we look at the Hebrew words in this psalm, 

we gain greater insights

into what God wants to share with us.

The word "Praise"

is written three times in English in this Psalm.


O Praise the Lord, all ye nations;

Praise him, all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is great toward us:

and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

Praise ye the Lord.


In Hebrew,

there are two different words used.

The purple words (first and the third time)

are the

Hebrew word numbered 01984

in the Strong's Concordance.

The red word (the second time)

is the word numbered 07623 in

the Strong's Concordance.

The Two Purple Words:

The first word translated "praise" and the last word that is translated "praise" are the same word in Hebrew. The word is Strong's Hebrew word number 01984.

This word means "to shine" or "to put a spotlight on." 

So as we praise him in Psalm 117, we are putting a spotlight on God to focus our attention on Him and to express our exuberant joy coming from our love of Him.

This psalm reminds us that we are to shine and radiate gratitude toward the Lord.

The Hebrew word gives us the idea of giving glory to God and celebrating Him.

The Hebrew word numbered 01984 also contains the idea of "even looking foolish" in our praise. Obviously God likes enthusiastic praise.

The Red Word:

The red word translated "praise" is defined in English by the words below:

1) to soothe, still, stroke
1a) (Piel) to soothe, still
1b) (Hiphil) stilling
2) to laud, praise, commend
2a1) to laud, praise (God)
2a2) to commend, congratulate
2b) (Hithpael) to boast



And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

Psalm 117:2b

Here in this Psalm,

God is reminding us that

the truth in the Bible is an everlasting truth.


God's truth doesn't need updating.

It endures forever!

Life Quote:

Truth is what GOD says is Truth

No matter what someone else tells you,

No matter what you believe,

No matter what you feel,

No matter what your experience.

Romans 15:11

Interesting Note:

Paul quotes from Psalms 117:1

in the book of Romans.

It is a badge of honor to


in the Lord.


Let's applaud

Spiritual Growth

wherever we find it!

Calling all Song Writers

Some of the people reading this page

have musical talents.

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I challenge some of you musicians out there

to write your own music to this psalm.

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