Just Sit Back And Think: An Abounding, Steadfast Love

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God never seize to amaze me. In his infinite character, there are many things that are beyond incomprehensible about God, but the obvious one that stands out to me is his love. Notice in the scriptures, particularly in the Psalms, when describing God’s love, it usually begins with an adjective such as abounding, steadfast or an unfailing love. It’s as if the word “love” is not enough to describe God’s type of love. The interesting thing about this love is that God doesn’t have to love us, he chooses to. It’s not like he needs us, but we need him. He is the source of everything, and we are currently breathing his air right now. Because of God I am able to write this blog post right now. Even with his steadfast love, we constantly rebel against God as if we know what’s best for us, but he still pursues us. We would rather want his created stuff than want him. It’s like a child rather wanting a gift from their parents, rather than wanting the nurture, care and love of the actual parent. There’s nothing that we can possibly offer God that is not his. But amazingly, he continues to pursue us more than we’ve ever pursued him.

Just sit back and think….

We need to just sit back and think. Right now there is God in Heaven right now sitting on his throne, while millions upon millions of angels are praising and worshiping him because of who he is (Revelations 5:11-12). 1 Timothy 6:16 says that he dwells in an “unapproachable light.”  When the prophet Isaiah saw God on his throne, he said “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty ( Isaiah 6:5). God is beyond anything our finite eyes have ever seen. Have you ever just sat back and thought what that day is going to be like when you have to look at God face-to-face and give him an account of your life (Romans 14:12). I’m not going to lie, it almost scares me in a way, but it simultaneously makes me less fearful of man and what they think of me. We cannot just let God be an afterthought; we have to remind ourselves on who he is. Christ was never meant to be a part of our life or even just important to our life, he was meant to be our life. Life apart from him is not what life was intended to be (John 15:5).

Sometimes we have to just sit back and meditate on who God is and what kind of love he has for us.

David, one of the more interesting people in the Bible, was a man who God called “a man after my own heart.” One of my favorite Psalms is when David is thinking about the omnipresence of the Lord and his steadfast love for us:

Psalm 139:17-18

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.

When I awake, I am still with You.

The biggest act of love ever was on the cross. God wasn’t forced to go on there, he put himself on there for us. Just sit back and think, God humbled himself, stepped out of the glory of Heaven,  became poor(Isiah 7:15),  was beaten for us and had all of our sins wiped away.  That’s amazing love!

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