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3rd April 2024

God’s Perfections

In Psalm 36 David profiles God’s love, faithfulness, righteousness & justice. They are each beautiful facets of God’s nature & divine perfection. Yesterday we saw the immense scale of God’s limitless love & mercy. Wonderful you are beloved & treasured by Your heavenly Father. We will think more on God’s faithfulness today.

Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
Your judgments are a great deep;
O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light. Psalm 36:5-9 NKJV

David portrays God’s faithfulness as extending & reaching to the clouds. It’s infinite size covering the whole of the earth – filling he skies!! How vast it is. The sheer magnitude of this faithfulness is a sure guarantee for the constancy of God’s limitless love. SELAH. What a mighty combination God’s love & faithfulness are. Hallelujah!!

Faithfulness is defined as being steadfast in affection & allegiance, firmly adhering to promises or duty, carries strong assurance, is binding & holds strongly to the truth & facts, whilst being full of faith. God’s faithfulness is all this & far more still!! Oh, what a blessing it is to be a beneficiary of the faithfulness of God. That is what we experience if we have Christ as our Lord & Saviour. SELAH We live in the unending light of the faithfulness of the One who is unchanging – the same, yesterday, today & forever (Hebrews 13:8).

As David describes the Lord’s unchanging & amazing qualities we get an insight into his intimate knowledge of God. Something he has encountered & experienced & not just learnt about!! God is forever faithful & you can fully depend upon that. Because of His gigantic faithfulness His promises forever hold true. They are yes & amen in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:20). Oh how marvellous it is to live in the favour of God under the faithfulness of God. SELAH

For Reflection

  • In what ways are you leaning upon God’s great faithfulness?
  • How am I seeking intimacy with the Lord right now?
  • Meditate upon the Lord’s great faithfulness.

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Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You are forever faithful,
And that you never, ever change.
Jesus, thank you that You are the One who is faithful & true,
That you, in all things, faithfully followed the will, word & ways of the Lord.
Holy Spirit keep me leaning into the promises of God,
Trusting in the great faithfulness of the Lord.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.

Written by Gareth Jones

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