Ponder the Wonderful Benefits #4, Crowns you loving-kindness and tender mercies. Click to read more…
Fourth- The Lord crowns you with two crowns- His loving kindness and His tender mercies.
“Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.” Psalm 103:4 (b).
Loving kindness means tender and benevolent affection. The Hebrew word ‘chesed’ or ‘hesed’ is difficult to translate into English because there is no word equivalent in English. The writers used ‘chesed’ for loving-kindness, mercy, steadfast love and loyal love. Even with all these the full meaning of the Hebrew word cannot really be conveyed.
This is the wonder of God’s unfailing love for the people He chose in Christ even before the foundation of the world. Refer Ephesians 1:4.
The crown of loving kindness on the head assures God’s continuous love and kindness by which He will not let His people go. Remember the parable Jesus said, the prodigal son’s waywardness could not destroy his father’s compassion and loving kindness. It is loyal love, unending, unfailing and unchanging love of God.