Re: Verse reading–Psalm 103, Luke 17:11-19 (day four) The psalmist is grateful to God for His bountiful blessing. Verse 11 says, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him.” David is expressing gratefulness for God’s mercy and forgiveness of sin. When did God forgive our sin? It was at Calvary…many years after David wrote these words. David was expressing gratefulness for God’s promise of forgiveness as if it had already happened. David understood an important truth…God’s promises are sure! We too can count on God’s promises, just as if they had already occurred. We can give thanks for the hope He has given us…we can give thanks for the promise that He will never leave us or forsake us…we can give thanks for the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. God’s promises go on and on. With so much to be grateful for, we can spend the rest of our lives praising and thanking God.