His Steadfast Love Endures Forever!

Psalm 118: 1, 5-9, 29
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever!
Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
    the Lord answered me and set me free.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
    What can man do to me?
The Lord is on my side as my helper;
    I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to trust in princes.
 
29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever!
 There is a lot of wisdom in this Psalm. Today, I want to focus on a couple of things. The phrase ‘His steadfast love endures forever’ is repeated at least 5 times and there are two other phrases that are repeated, ‘the Lord is on my side’ and ‘It is better to take refuge in the Lord.’ The word endure means ‘to continue to exist; last.‘ Thus God’s steadfast love will continue to exist; last. It never changes and there is nothing that I can do to add or take away from it. He loves me the same yesterday and today. He has shown me His love in Jesus.  For me, this means that His love will not fail or quit on me.

I like how I am reminded that God is on my side, my helper, and He is my refuge. The noun refuge means ‘a place of shelter, protection, or safety.’ It is better to take refuge in God than in men or princes because He will not fail and His love will continue. For me, I am to find my refuge in God’s steadfast love for He is on my side and He is my helper therefore I give thanks to the Lord for He is good.

Where is your place of refuge? In man or God? Where does your help come from?

My Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I give You thanks for You are my refuge and my helper. May I enjoy the safety of Your steadfast love that continues forever. Praise to You, oh, Lord. Amen.

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