Trivia, but Not Trivial

Great is his love toward us.
      —Psalm 117:2

Here’s a bit of trivia for you.

The shortest chapter in the Bible is separated by only one chapter from the longest.

The longest chapter is Psalm 119, which has 176 verses; 2,426 words. The shortest chapter is Psalm 117, which has only two verses; thirty-three words (King James Version).

Psalm 117 is not only the Bible’s shortest chapter; it’s also its middle chapter. It is a part of the Hallel, which consists of six psalms (113–118) that the Hebrews sang at Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Tabernacles. It bids all nations and all people to praise the Lord for his unfailing love and everlasting faithfulness.

Jesus and his disciples sang these words the night he was betrayed and arrested. Can you picture that without having goose bumps?

Praise the Lord.

Resist reliving the past, unless it’s to
praise God for what he has done.

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