'Steadfast Love' Tagged Posts

'Steadfast Love' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.” vss. 3-4 Psalm 63 Almost a half century ago, back before amplifiers replaced acoustic guitars, folks in evangelical congregations regularly heard the song “Thy Loving Kindness” and loved its catchy harmonies. “Thy Lovingkindness is better than life, Thy Lovingkindness is better than life. My lips shall…

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All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.” vs. 10                                                                                         Psalm 25:6-10 Through the millenia humans have invented a remarkable variety of religions, some of which have prospered and grown as their adherents have spread across the globe. Many have comprehensive doctrines and scriptures to provide instruction to successive generations. Most members of these various religious groups believe that what they believe and teach is superior to any…

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For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” vs. 5 Psalm 30:1-5 The psalmist was intimately aware of the Divine Presence; he knew that the Lord was connected to him in every conceivable way. There would never be a time when God was absent. It’s natural in such a relationship to have feelings of regret and sadness about words or deeds, and…

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Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.” vs. 6 Psalm 25:1-10 The psalmist wanted more than anything to have a solid relationship with God. He wanted to walk in the way of truth and righteousness–but he was wondering if he was going to be undone by past transgressions. Would God ultimately remember the sins of his youth and hold them against him? He’d like God to forget about…

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Psalm 89:1-4 “I declare that your steadfast love is established for ever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.” vs 2 Tradition ascribes this psalm to Ethan the Ezrahite, and calls it a maskil, a didactic poem, one that is used as a teaching tool. Ethan’s intention is clear, he wants all of Israel to know that God is faithful and that David was God’s chosen one, the founder of a dynasty that would last forever. For centuries Ethan’s…

Daily Devotions: August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020  Psalm 85:8-10“Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.” vs. 10 The Psalmist had a vision of the future that continues to touch our heart 2500 years later. This is indeed the hope and the dream of every age: that steadfast love and faithfulness would be merged, and that righteousness and peace would give each other a big kiss. In times like ours that vision seems to erode with every demonstration, protest,…

Daily Devotions: December 26, 2019

December 26, 2019          For full passage click:  Isaiah 63:7-9   …  “I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us, and the great favor to the house of Israel that he has shown them according to his mercy, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.” vs 7 Any honest accounting of the history of Israel will have more than its share of sad stories.…