Psalm 136 can be touted as the “The Psalm of Thanks” or the “Thanksgiving Psalm.” It is a Psalm that is rich in content, apropos the character of God and since each verse in the Psalm is suffixed with “For his mercy endures forever”, it is a Psalm that is easy to read and memorize as well.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, giving thanks for the ultimate reason of sending us his only begotten Son, we will be looking at each verse in Psalm 136 and glean out the character of God from these verses, which would be reason enough to be grateful and give thanks to our LORD God.
Today we look at Verse 4.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Not only does this verse establish the fact that, God does wonder, but that he does great wonders, besides asserts that it is he alone who does great wonders. God does great wonders, because he is a great God (Psalm 86:10). When Jesus’ birth was prophesied, it was recorded that his name shall be called WONDERFUL. (Isaiah 9:6-7) During his time on earth as man, Jesus did many wonders and signs, and miracles, as one approved of God (Acts 2:22) – from turning water into wine, to turning enemies into friends (Luke 23:12).
Points to ponder:
Not only did Jesus perform mighty wonders when he was on earth as man, but even today as the Son of Man in heaven, he continues to do the greatest miracle of all, which is, he accepts all those who believe in him (even his enemies who are friends with this ephemeral world) as his friend – a friend of God. That truly is wonderful, and indeed Jesus is a wonder working God. We can give thanks for He is a Wonder Working God – truly Wonderful – full of wonders. Are you a friend of God?
Psalm 136:4 (KJV)
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.