Yesterday we looked at the word uttermost. We learned that, if something is done to the uttermost, nothing can be beyond it.
Today, let’s look at the word steadfast. This is another word that we come across often in scripture but not so often in our daily lives. If we don’t understand it completely, we may have a tendency to skip over it and never quite grasp the meaning of its context.
STEAD-FAST, adjective. Fixed in direction; steadily directed: firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment: unwavering: firmly established: firmly fixed in place or position.
Are you steadfast in anything. Do you know someone who is?
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.
Lamentations 3:22 (ESV)
Let’s expand that verse.
The [fixed, firm, steadily directed, resolute, unwavering, established] love of the Lord never ceases.
Not only is Jesus able to save us to the uttermost, but His love is right up there with His ability to make us righteous. Just as salvation from God is unwavering, so are His love and mercy.
Daily Bible reading: Lamentations 3-5, Hebrews 8