The very first verse of Psalm 118 says everything we need to know about the level of respect and love The Lord deserves from us, 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. First, God is good. He never wants harm to come to us, but through our rebellion the consequences of sin will sometimes hurt us. Second, His love endures for ever. There is nothing we can do to make God stop loving us. His love will never end for us no matter what happens to us or how far we rebel against Him.