O God, we meditate on your unfailing love
as we worship in your Temple.
Psalm 48:9 (NLT)
Just as this verse says, today let’s meditate on God’s unfailing love. First, let’s take a look at what it means to meditate.
MEDITATE: To dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to turn or revolve any subject in the mind.
We talk about God’s love a lot, but how often do we really take the time to think about what that means? What is love?
LOVE: An affection of the mind excited by beauty and worth of any kind, or by the qualities of an object which communicate pleasure, sensual or intellectual.
God sees beauty and worth in us—even when we don’t. We bring Him pleasure. We are beautiful. We are worthy. Those are phrases we hear all the time in church, and again, do we really think about what that means? Or have those terms become a part of our Christian rhetoric? God’s love for us isn’t determined by how others perceive us or how we feel when we get up on a particular morning. His love is unfailing.
UNFAILING: Not liable to fail; not capable of being exhausted.
God’s love for us will never stop. It will never run out. It will never reach it’s limit.
With these things in mind, take some time to reflect on some other verses about God’s love.
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NLT)
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:8 (NLT)
He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.
Psalm 33:5 (NLT)
It’s easy to toss around a word like love and simply forget the true depths of its meaning. We know in our minds that God loves us, but often have a more difficult time transferring that knowledge from our intellect to our hearts, our spirits. God loves us simply because we are His creation, made in His own image and likeness.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
This is the God we serve. The God we love. The God who loves us with unfailing love all because it gives Him joy and pleasure to do so.
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 47-49, Acts 26