Ps 48:9 We have thought of your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple…
Ps 48:12-13 As David walks around Zion, he marvels at the place God has given his people and thinks about the next generation. He says, “Look around! See all that God has given us! This is your God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.”
It reminds me of the verses I have chosen to meditate on each morning.
Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his steadfast love endures forever
Ps 107:8-9 Thank him for his wondrous works to the children of men
Ps 107:15 he brought them out of darkness… thank him for his steadfast love and wondrous works
Ps 107:20-21 He healed them and delivered them thank him for his steadfast love and wondrous works
Ps 63:3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
I have been reading a book with my youngest son titled, “Because He loves me.” Thinking about God’s love and his marvelous works. The chapter we are reading for next week has a section in it titled, “The Great Exchange.” It went so beautifully along with those verses I was meditating on.
The Great Exchange
(Speaking of Christ death on the cross for our sin) How could the God who said that it was an “abomination” to punish the innocent or free the guilty predestine this seemingly monstrous miscarriage of justice? He could righteously do so only by placing on the willing, Innocent One all of our sin and then condemning him for it. It’s vital for us to reflect on both our disobedience and his punishment, if we’re ever to fully live in the freedom he paid so dearly to secure for us. We’ve got to understand that he took all of our sin upon himself and then bore in his own person all of the punishment the Father justly demanded. He took it all—the sin we committed in our youth, the sin we committed before our conversion, the sin we committed today, and the sin we’ll commit tomorrow. He didn’t just bear the punishment for the time when we were trying to be good but flubbed up a little. He bore God’s wrath for every time when we knew we shouldn’t speak the way we were about to speak, but did it anyway. He received the righteous sentence for every unkind, lustful, selfish, wrathful, covetous, apathetic, vain, proud, dishonest, perverse thought, word, and deed that has ever proceeded from our hearts. The Father poured out all his wrath on his Son. There is no more left for you or me. He won’t condemn you now because condemning the innocent is an abomination to him, and that’s what he says you are: innocent. For you who are His, He won’t punish you for your sins because to do so would be unjust; someone’s already paid for those sins, and it would be unfair to punish you for them again.
Ps 36:5-7 Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
Jer 31:3 you have loved me with an everlasting love; that is why you have continued your faithfulness to me.
Revel in his love for you today!