How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!Psalm 36:7
There are certain verses in scripture, which, although small, carry such weighty truth! Surely this verse in Psalm 36 is one of them!
‘How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!’ exclaims David, the Psalmist.
God’s love is precious! It’s not something to be taken lightly or taken for granted. Precious denotes something of great value, great worth – something to be treasured and cherished.
Note how the adjective ‘steadfast’ is inserted here before the word love. This is in order to convey something about the quality of God’s love.
Love is a wonderful thing! Even humans, filled with flaws and imperfections are capable of loving one another deeply. Human beings occasionally do unselfish and heroic things for others. We hear of marriages that last some sixty plus years or more!
But even the best marriages and earthly relationships have moments of failure and disappointment. As much as we love one another, we are apt to moments of blind selfishness.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness!Lamentations 3:22-23
God’s love is consistently constant! Or constantly consistent! Whichever way you want to put it! It NEVER ceases. Never fails. Never runs out.
It’s as certain as the sunrise! As it has always been, so shall it always be! Complete, perfect, limitless, measureless, unfathomable!
I am so grateful today for the precious steadfast love of my heavenly Father!