The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. That is the theme I am walking away with from today’s readings. From Solomon’s prayer, to Ephesians, even within Ezekiel it is there. God is faithful to His word.
It was these verses in Psalm 89 that jumped out at me:
If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules,
if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
God will not remove His steadfast love or be false to His faithfulness! Do I believe that? God will not violate His covenant or alter the word that went forth from His lips. What does that mean for me? I am a child of promise, a child of the new covenant made in Christ-maintaining that covenant is not up to me-it is all the work of Christ. I often fall woefully short when it comes to obedience, but God will not remove His steadfast love-He may discipline me, but He will never remove His love from me. His covenant stands not because of anything I may do, but because of Who He is. The steadfast love of the Lord is just that…steadfast.