August 19: “Swimming in God’s Love”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Esther 4:1-7:10
1 Corinthians 12:1-26
Psalm 36:1-12
Proverbs 21:21-22

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Psalm 36:5 (CST): “LORD, your faithful love reaches to heaven, your faithfulness to the clouds.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Our Verse for Today is simple and yet profound. It could be read at a glance and yet we could also meditate on it all day.

Essentially, the Psalmist says:

Do you want to know how much love God has? Well, it begins under your feet and extends all the way up to the heavens.

Do you want to know how much faithfulness God has – the fact that he can always be counted on to keep His promises and watch over His creation? Well, it begins under your feet and extends all the way up to the clouds.

The Psalmist uses poetry to express his conviction that we are all submerged in God’s love and faithfulness. If you are walking on planet earth, you are immersed in God’s compassion for you and faithfulness to you.

Regardless of what you may feel, my friend, you are the object of God’s affection.

John 3:16 (ESV): “For God so loved the world…”

The only thing left for us to do is respond to this love and faithfulness.

For the unbeliever, their response is to receive God’s greatest gift of love by trusting in Jesus and what He did on the cross to forgive them and save them.

For the Jesus-follower, our response is to reflect on God’s love and faithfulness to us so that we are motivated and energized to make progress in our pursuit of holiness. Because of what God has done and is doing for us, we want to learn more about Him and submit ourselves more fully to Him.

Friend, today you are immersed in God’s love and faithfulness.

Swim around in it.

Enjoy it.

And reflect on how you should respond to it.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

2 thoughts on “August 19: “Swimming in God’s Love”

  1. Bro Matt, a beautiful well written, simple reminder. Yet it is such an immense and impossible concept to be fully comprehended by my finite, limited human mind; that the very God of creation would love me unconditionally and remain faithful to me even in my sinful human frailties. How thankful and blessed I am to have the opportunity to join in the wonderful things the Lord is doing all around me. Praise and honor belong to JHm Anything good in I can ever do is only because of Him.

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