For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalms 100:5 NKJV
LORD is Good
Mercy (love) everlasting
Truth (faithfulness) Iendures
2 Chronicles 5:13
The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.” Then the temple, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud
2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.”
And they sang responsively with praise and thanksgiving to the LORD: “For He is good; for His loving devotion upon Israel endures forever.” Then all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD had been laid.
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way.
For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You.
Hallelujah ! Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.
For Your loving devotion is higher than the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the skies.
You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes.
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
The LORD is good to all; His compassion rests on all He has made.
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of distress; He cares for those who trust in Him.
The matter of praise, and the motives to it, are very important. Know ye what God is in himself, and what he is to you. Know it; consider and apply it, then you will be more close and constant, more inward and serious, in his worship. The covenant of grace set down in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, with so many rich promises, to strengthen the faith of every weak believer, makes the matter of God’s praise and of his people’s joys so sure, that how sad soever our spirits may be when we look to ourselves, yet we shall have reason to praise the Lord when we look to his goodness and mercy, and to what he has said in his word for our comfort.
Life is love, life is hard, God is good. That pithy statement is a succinct overview of this physical life summed up in 9 words.
Note there is a slight difference between the ‘authorized’ version and most of the others in a couple of the key words. There is no conflict but rather a fuller meaning.
Mercy / Love
Truth / Faithfulness
By studying other relative Scriptures we can also glean that God loves all of His creation and He especially loves those who respond to Him and takes His love to another level.
Oh Lord, thank You for Your two loving hounds of Heaven; mercy and grace.