Daily Insight for December 26
“Yet day by day the Lord also pours out his steadfast love upon me” Psalms 42:8.
Bible does not just say God loves us. It says God is love. (John 4:16(b). It means God pours out and fills in His love for people. God’s love is steadfast. Steadfast means resolute, unwavering, loyal, faithful, devoted, dedicated, dependable, constant and solid.
David, the King of Israel says in this Psalm even though he is faced with tough, severe trials and troubles, day by day the Lord also pours out His steadfast love upon him in the midst of his difficulties. You see, God’s love, which is steadfast, is totally strong enough to face all the challenges of our lives.
Do you know the reason why we are able to love one another? Bible says, 1 John 4:19, “We love because He first loved us.” We would never have understood what love is unless we know how much God loves us. Those who experienced the love of God have received the greatest gift of all. Nothing can compete for this gift of love. Because, “God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5).
How do I know God is love? The one unique way He expressed His love toward us by giving His only one Son for our sins to die in our place. One of the most loved verses in the Bible is this – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, and placed all the curses and punishment of our sins on Him and He became the sacrificial lamb to remove the guilt of sins from us. This way He reconciled us to Him in a loving fellowship and relationship. Human minds would not imagine such love. However, this how God loved you, my dear friend.
Another Bible verse I love is this -“the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Aren’t you glad over this verse? His steadfast love never ceases. People’s love ceases. But his love never. It never comes to a stop signal. It never ends. On top of all these, God’s love is new every morning. His love starts fresh every day. It is not a leftover love. It is fresh and new every morning. God guarantees it in Lamentations 3:22-23.
Beloved, Don’t you crave for such love? Here what God says to you, “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” (Isaiah 41:13). You will never get much love from anybody on this earth. God promises He can pour out His love in your hearts. I sincerely hope you would receive His offer of love today.
Got a moment for today’s prayer? “Father in heaven, I need your steadfast, constant, faithful, never-ending and always fresh love. Please pour your love in my heart. I believe You sent your Son, Jesus Christ, and allowed Him to die and rose again for all of my sins. I accept Him into my life. Please save me bless me with your love. In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.”