Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
One of the most interesting things about this passage of Scripture is that for the first 20 verses the writer is focused on his personal struggles and afflictions. He explains in summary how life is full of pain and difficulty. And then all of a sudden he speaks of how God loves him, God is faithful, and God shows compassion.
There are two things we can take away from today’s verses. First, God loved us before we loved Him. His love is not like ours. He loves us with a committed or loyal type of love. It’s a fixed and final love.
God’s love not based on success or achievements. It’s a never changing love. He loves us because He wills to love us. 1 John 4:8 says “God is love.” It is His nature. It is the center of His being.
It is important for us to understand this concept because it gives us security and hope.
Here is the second take away… because God loves us, He is faithful to us. God has promises that are specifically for us today. There is a long list of promises that God has given to us through the Scriptures. He is faithful to keep His word.
This is also important because we know nothing will change, no matter who we are or what we do. If we choose not to serve God, He still loves us and keeps His promises to us. If we choose to disobey or rebel, God still loves us and remains faithful to us.
Nothing will ever change how God loves us. How great is His faithfulness. God’s love is unconditional and His faithfulness is great. What more can a person ask for? God’s love and faithfulness is all we need to get through life’s troubles and problems.
Lord, because You love me, I will love you. I will strive to serve you and honor you as my Master. Thank you for your love and faithfulness.