3 Minute Read + Scripture readings

Today’s Bible Reading:

1 Samuel 20
1 Corinthians 2
Lamentations 5
Psalms 36

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

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

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

The verse that I have chosen 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 His 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. As we receive God’s love, we 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.

Acknowledge it.

Swim around in it.

Enjoy it.

And reflect on how you should respond to it.

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Lord Jesus, I know that You love me. However, I realize that when I look at Your Word and read about Your infinite love for me, I haven’t even come close to experiencing it’s vastness and intensity. So, help me today to grow even more in my understanding and experience of Your unconditional love for me. As I do that, it inspires and motivates me to pursue holiness even more passionately. Thank You for who You are and what You have done for me. You are so gracious! Amen.

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