Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In today’s verses the psalmist uses just a few words to paint some dramatic pictures. With a series of metaphors this psalm describes some of the many blessings for believers because of God’s character: His ever faithful, ever loyal love is truly “out of this world” because it is so great that it reaches beyond the clouds and heavens. The Lord’s righteousness is as steady as the highest mountains, and his judgments are as deep as the ocean. But the metaphor that gives us the greatest insight into the heart of God is in : we can find shelter in our Lord just as baby chickens take refuge under the shelter of the mother hen’s wings. Because God loves us, his arms are open to us today; all we have to do is run to him, and he will provide shelter and protection.
YOUR UNFAILING LOVE, LORD, is as vast as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is as glorious as the mighty mountain, and your justice is as deep as the deepest ocean. Thank you for caring for people and animals alike with your unfailing love. Thank you for the shelter that I find in the shadow of your wings. I rejoice because your unfailing love is the most precious thing to me!
GOD’S LOVE IS MEASURELESS. IT IS MORE: IT IS BOUNDLESS. IT HAS NO BOUNDS BECAUSE IT IS NOT A THING BUT A FACET OF THE ESSENTIAL NATURE OF GOD. HIS LOVE IS SOMETHING HE IS, AND BECAUSE HE IS INFINITE, THAT LOVE CAN ENFOLD THE WHOLE CREATED WORLD IN ITSELF AND HAVE ROOM FOR TEN THOUSAND TIMES TEN THOUSAND WORLDS BESIDE. A. W. Tozer (1897–1963)
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