Psalm for the Day

Thursday, February 9, 2012

God’s Love……..

“Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the ocean depths.


You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.


 You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights.
 For you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.

Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you;
give justice to those with honest hearts.”  Psalm 36:5-10

It’s at this point in the Psalm when David completely switches gears.  The Psalm turns to the complete opposite end of the spectrum and begins to talk about the great love of God.  It is a distinct shift and turn in the whole tone.  We go from the dark depravity of man to the light of God’s love and grace.  It is amazing…it is one of the most amazing descriptions of God and His love in the whole Bible

Let’s look at verses 5-10 it talks about “The Salvation from Transgression.”  First off he says, God’s “steadfast love” reaches to the heavens.  Our English Bibles have “steadfast love” because our English word “love” is just pretty vague and pathetic.  The Hebrew behind it is one word, chesed, which is this constant, loyal, persistent, everlasting, and unfailing kindness.

Faithfulness is what keeps God’s love constant.  It does not change and does not stop. The idea here with both love and faithfulness is you take something which is far away and say this is the greatest distance I can think of, and that is how great and unfailing and unfaltering God’s faithfulness is.

His judgment is an extension of his righteousness.  It means that He is not only perfect in all that He is and does but that His evaluation of others is always perfect.

God does not false judge us or misunderstand us.  He understands the depth of human heart.  He is wiser than the deepest ocean and can see right into our souls.

“Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”  Ps. 2:11




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