Steadfast Love

Written at a time of despair (Saul had sent men to watch form him and kill him)  the 59th Psalm is David calling out to God for help against his enemies. In the final verse (below) he makes a proclamation that God shows him even in these times Steadfast Love. 

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Fortaleza mía, a ti cantaré;
Porque eres, oh Dios, mi refugio, el Dios de mi misericordia. (RVR 1960)

 

How many of us have a “STEADFAST LOVE” for God? What does the bible even mean by Steadfast Love? Well Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives us some insight:

STEADFAST, STEDFAST, a. [stead and fast.]

1. Fast fixed; firm; firmly fixed or established; as the steadfast globe of earth.

2. Constant; firm; resolute; not fickle or wavering. Abide steadfast to thy neighbor in the time of his trouble. Him[Satan] resist, stead fast in the faith. 1 Peter 5.

3. Steady; as steadfast sight.

Look at the second definition to be biblically “Steadfast” you must be consistent, firmly grounded in the faith, resolute or insistent about your beliefs, never wavering or  unpredictable. 

You should have a realization that biblical “Love” is the duty of every “True Believer”. We find that clearly in the command Lovethe Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind (Duet 6;5, Matt 22:37). This is the FIRST and GREATEST duty of man.

So putting these together Biblical “Steadfast Love” is a consistent, unwavering, and always reliable love first directed towards God then mankind. 

How do you stack up daily to this? 

Lamentations 3:22-23The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Psalm 118:1-29

Psalm 117:1-2

Psalm 86:15

How do you compare to our Father our example?

I know I am a work in progress – Mike

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