God's Love Is Steadfast

Matthew 22:34-4034 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Psalm 42:8-11  By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me,  a prayer to the God of my life.  I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me?  Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”  10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long,   “Where is your God?”  11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

 

I am going to do Saturday and Sunday verses together – since the weekends seem to busy.

The Matthew passage is similar to the Mark passage – but there are a few differences.  Does this one impact you any differently?

The Psalm passage is a great one!  What do you think about it?

3 thoughts on “God's Love Is Steadfast

  1. It is so hard for me to love the Lord with my whole heart – I find that I am easily distracted during devotions and church, I don’t pray as I should. I don’t have near the problem loving people – although there are some I flat-out don’t like, I would not wish bad things on them. But I depend on God’s love for me. I know He will see that good will come of the rocky roads I have traveled. I faced a huge disappointment this week with equanimity because I know all things will happen in His timing.

    1. Deb – Thanks for your comments. I will pray for the timing and for God to work in your life. Yes it can be difficult to keep the distractions at bay. But God wants us to take 1 day at a time. His mercies are new every morning. I am so glad that His love for us, is NOT dependent on us.

  2. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God – this is another verse I really like. Even when things are troublesome, we can hope in God. We know that the end result WILL eventually be our salvation….

    If we think about the word “repent” – to turn from evil, and to turn to the good. When we use it in the context of salvation – we are turning from our selfish desires (sin) and turning to follow God and His holiness. But I am thinking about how we can use it in the Psalm passage. If we turn from the evil things happening to us and around us and turn our focus onto God. He loves us and will take care of us. “Cast all your cares on Him, for he cares for you!”

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