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Scripture – What stood out?

Psalm 33:5 (NIV) The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 

 

Observation – What does it say?

Written by an unknown author, this is a psalm of praise to God. The psalm is a reminder of why we worship God, why He is worthy of all that praise and just exactly why we put our hope, our trust and our faith in Him.

 

Understanding – What does it mean?

The phrase that stood out to me in verse 5 was “unfailing love”. It kind of caught me off guard. I have heard the phrase that God’s love never fails, but for the first time I sat and thought about God’s unfailing love.

To try and understand what “unfailing love” I began to think about…failing love. What type of love has failed me in the past? Parental love. Marital love. Romantic love. Brotherly love. Friend love. Self love. All have failed me at one time or another. Our love fails.

 

But God’s love is…unfailing.

 

And that is how God loves. His love doesn’t falter, or slip up, or forget, or fall short.

Life Application How can I apply this to my life today?

Has love ever failed you? 

 

Lord I can spend the rest of my time here on earth thinking about love that has failed me. Instead, I ask you Lord that I would spend the rest of my life dwelling on a love that never fails. I think about Your life, Your ministry, Your work in Calvary and I know that I am just scratching the surface.

May I spend the rest of my life trying to understand your brand of love. A love that never makes a mistake. A love that never falters. A love that never fails.

 

In the name of Jesus do I pray, amen.

-kenneth lee