4 Minute Read + Scripture readings
TODAY’S BIBLE READING:
TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
Lamentations 3:22-23 (CSB): “Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!”
REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
The words in our Verses for Today are as refreshing as a cold glass of water on a hot summer’s day. Consuming them brings great delight to our spirit.
In them, the prophet Jeremiah acknowledged that God’s faithful love to him and His people “never end.” God’s faithful, loyal love is like a mighty river that flows past God’s people and yet continues to come.
Further, the prophet acknowledges that God’s “mercies never end.” God’s mercies are those delightful things that He sends our way. Maybe He gives us something good that we don’t deserve or He withholds something bad that we do deserve. Our God continues to act toward us in a way that is far from what our sinful selves deserve.
The prophet acknowledges that God’s faithful love and His mercies “are new every morning.” He acknowledged that every day is a new day. Regardless of how good we felt that God was to us yesterday, He’s not worn out today. He’s not going to say, “Hey, I was nice to you yesterday so I’m going to take the day off.” Nope! His love and mercies are brand new and fresh every morning!
Then, he celebrates God’s faithfulness. “Great is your faithfulness.” The prophet sat in wonder and gratitude at how loyal God was to him and His people, especially in light of their sinfulness.
Friend, God hasn’t changed. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). So, when we read of God’s love and His mercies that the prophet celebrated, you can guarantee that God’s love and mercies are still just as plentiful.
Whether or not we experience them depends upon whether we place ourselves in their path. While God is loving and merciful to everyone (John 3:16), it is especially true of those who belong to Him (John 13:1; etc.).
So, are you saved? And, if so, are you living in obedience to Him and His Word? If so, then you are “under the spout where the glory comes out.” Enjoy!