Enduring Love | Psalm 106:1
Psalm 106:1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 106 describes the “mighty acts” that God performed for His people, and the long history of their rebellion against Him. The psalm reminds us that Israel “made a calf and worshiped an idol,” “exchanged their Glory for an image of a bull,” and “forgot the God who saved them.” And yet, God never stopped loving them. Amazing, isn’t it? Our heavenly Father’s love “endures forever.”
We live in a “what have you done for me lately” world. Our interaction with most people is conditional. For you, this conditional acceptance may have started in your home. You may have had a mother or father who demonstrated their love only when you performed. They expressed great pride over “A’s” and “touchdowns” and “homeruns” and “first chairs” and “lead roles.” But you felt their disappointments over “B’s or C’s” or “fumbles” or “strikeouts” or “mediocre performances” or when you were simply a member of the “supporting cast.” But the love of the heavenly Father is different. His love endures forever. And since it is a perfect love, it is always expressed in a perfect unconditional way.
Think about it. When I trust in God and become a child of God, there is nothing I can do to make God love me more. And there is nothing I can do to make God love me less. God’s love for me doesn’t waver. He will love me as much tomorrow as He does today. That does not give me a license to sin; rather, it inspires me to obey such a good and loving God.
Thank You, Father, for your enduring love. Thank You for taking away my worries that You might withdraw Your love based on my performance. Thank You for Your perfect, unconditional, lasting love that is mine through Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen.