Shavuot Hallel Paragraph VI Part Two
“Give thanks to God for He is good; His kindness endures forever!” (Psalms 118:1) Rabbi Chaim Palagi (Chaim Larosh) compares this to the verse in Proverbs (27:14) that warns us that when we praise someone’s generosity we are actually hurting him, because people will stream to him for help, and he may lose all that he has. (See Aruchin 16a)
However, God’s good is Infinite. We, who sense that unlimited good through His Torah, do not hesitate to shout out God’s praises so that everyone will be inspired to turn to Him for help.
This verse is our declaration to the world to, “Turn to God. He, of Infinite good, will respond!”