Steadfast!

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!

‘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.

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STEADFAST LOVE

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.

It’s steadfast:

  • enduring
  • unwavering
  • unfaltering
  • unchanging
  • unfailing

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!

Hope you enjoy this wonderful rendition of one of my favourite hymns, performed by Carrie Underwood and CeCe Winans.

A Moment With My Maker

Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies, Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, Your judgements are like a great deep

Psalm 36: 5-6
Barbados, August, 2018Read more about my travels at http://imarriedatravelagent.com

I waded through the water,

Ever deeper out to sea,

Using all my strength to push against

The waves surrounding me,

I laughed and caught my breath,

The bracing temperature surprising,

Then plunged my shoulders under,

And felt my spirits rising,

The waves they did not heed me,

As they drew me out and in,

They swirled and crashed about me,

With their great resounding din!

How small and insignificant,

I felt amid the weight,

Of those foamy, rolling billows,

The Atlantic vast and great.

Then I thought about Your power, as strong as any breaker,

And I thought about Your glory,

Oh Lord, Almighty Maker!

And I sensed Your gentle whisper, with the ocean’s crashing roar,

“My love for you is deeper

Than these waves you stand before!

My grace is more relentless than the never-ceasing wave.

And my love is so much stronger than the power of the grave!”