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How can we be sure that God’s love will continue forever?

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Psalm 136:1 Praise God for his goodness, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

If God rules the greatest powers and authorities on Earth, how can dictators commit such atrocities?

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Psalm 136:2–3 Praise God who rules the greatest powers on Earth, for his love continues forever.
Praise God who rules the authorities on Earth, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:2–3 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Which of God’s miracles is most undeniable?

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Psalm 136:4 Only God can do his great miracles, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Why might God’s wisdom be judged as “infinite”?

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Psalm 136:5–9 With infinite wisdom, God made the universe, for his love continues forever.
God caused the land to appear above the waters, for his love continues forever.
God created the sun and moon for light, for his love continues forever.
God made the sun to rule the day, for his love continues forever.
God made the moon and stars to rule the night, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:5–9 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

How can a God of love be credited with killing all the firstborn in Egypt?

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Psalm 136:10 God killed the firstborn in Egypt, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

If God led his people out of Egypt, why did they wind up trapped against the Red Sea?

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Psalm 136:11–12 And he brought his people out of Egypt, for his love continues forever.
With a strong hand and stretched-out arm, he brought them out, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:11–12 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

What did the people think when the Red Sea was parted, with Pharaoh’s army right behind them?

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Psalm 136:13–14 God parted the Red Sea, for his love continues forever.
He led the Israelites through the midst of the sea, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:13–14 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

What did the people think after Pharaoh and his army had drowned?

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Psalm 136:15–16 God destroyed Pharaoh and his army, drowned in the Red Sea, for his love continues forever.
God led his people through the wilderness, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:15–16 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

While living under an oppressive government, how are people helped by knowing God has defeated great kings?

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Psalm 136:17–20 Great kings were defeated, for his love continues forever.
The most powerful kings were destroyed, for his love continues forever.
Including the Amorite King Sihon, for his love continues forever.
And King Og of Bashan, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:17–20 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Why did God take lands from one people and give them to another?

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Psalm 136:21–22 God gave their lands to Israel, for his love continues forever.
God gave their lands to the people who serve him, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:21–22 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Why does God remember people who aren’t worth remembering?

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Psalm 136:23 God remembered us when we weren’t worth remembering, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

If God delivers us from our enemies, why do we have enemies?

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Psalm 136:24 God delivered us from our enemies, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

If God gives food to the hungry, why are so many people starving?

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Psalm 136:25 God gives food to all who hunger, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

What reasons do we have to be thankful? Can we be thankful for what we don’t have? Why?

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Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to our God above, for his love continues forever.
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Psalm 136:26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.