Saturday, August 17
Today's reading: Psalm 36:1-12
David highlights God's incredible love in Psalm 36 by referring repeatedly to His love as "steadfast" (emphasis below mine).
- "Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens." (vs. 5)
- "How precious is your steadfast love, O God!" (vs. 7)
- "Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!" (vs. 10)
If you look up the word steadfast in a dictionary, you'll find descriptions such as: unwavering, committed and fixed in direction or purpose. And if you look at translations of the Bible other than ESV (which is what we're using here), you may see the terms unfailing love or faithful love in the place of steadfast love. So what do all these things show us? God's love for us is firm and established forever!
How often do you take time to think about the fact that God's love for you is unwavering? Think back over the past couple of weeks. How have you experienced God's faithful, steadfast love? Get specific. Then once you've identified some instances, talk with God and thank Him. Tami
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