The Steadfast Love Of God (SWO21)
Rob Conti | SWO21 | Friday Morning
God’s love is on a completely different level than we could ever imagine.
In Exodus 34, Moses had achieved a place of relationship with the Lord that he asked a VERY personal question. He asked to see God with his physical eyes. But this was impossible—the power of Yahweh’s glory would kill him!
“The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.’” (Exodus 34:5–9)
The steadfast love of Yahweh endures forever. It is eternal! All the fullness of God dwelled in Christ Jesus, and went through Hell and back to take action on that love.
When we were rebels against Him, in the perfect time of human history, God died for us! He knows the end from the beginning. Why did he let that pain happen to me? We don’t know why, but we can never question the love of God! There are scars on his hands and feet to prove it.
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly…God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:5-8)
So now, let’s repent. Take the posture of David in Psalm 51. “Have mercy on me oh God…” (King David). Jesus already drank the cup of God’s wrath—because he has chosen to love you. Our Lord does not change his mind.
There is no sin bigger than God’s love. No person is beyond the reach of his love.
Let’s also show our love by our obedience to him. True worship and true faith will also result in obedience to God and his Word.
Be encouraged, Christian. We will one day behold all the fullness of God. We will get to see God as truly is—in his place of eternal glory.
- Exodus 34
- Psalm 51
- Romans 5:5-8
- Romans 8:31
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