Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
This is a crazy kind of love. It is the kind of love that does not let go. No matter how unfaithful or how terrible it is, God will not let go of Israel. I read a commentary saying this is what the Hebrew word “chesed” which refers when God talks about his people Israel. It is a covenant word, between God and His people. Which is sort of crazy. If you think about it, it is crazy that He even loves us. It is His nature to love us, but it is also in his nature to be holy and just. We are not allowed in His presence due to our sin, but because of His love for us, He provided a way.
This is very amazing and at the same time, just unbelievable. It just doesn’t make sense. The more I ponder this, I just find it unbelievable. I mean we are all crazy people. We ignore God, we betray Him, we do our own thing, we never get it right, but for some odd reason, He sent His son who died for us so that we could be with Him forever. That has got to be love. If you sit down and just think of this logically, it makes no sense. When you think of His steadfast love for us, then it is the only reason why this would make sense.
Lord, this concept of your steadfast love is absolutely mind boggling. I cannot fathom it. I’m sitting in awe of it.