Sunday, 15 December 2013

Psalm 107: The relentless and fearsome love of God!

I was reading some Psalm 107 today in my devotional time and it has completely blown me away. It shows us an incredible example of the fearsome and awesome love of God. The Psalm starts off by praising God for his unfailing love towards his people and sets the scene  "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands from east and west, from north and south."

It goes on to tell us the story of God's people- some of them wandered away from God, others sat in darkness, others become involved in wickedness or were rebellious against God.

But that is not the end of the story. No, not by a long shot. God in his incredible sovereignty, pursues his own. Our Lord shows His love in the deepest and most incredible way possible. He breaks down our pride and rips apart our self-sufficiency. And then in that moment, when we realise our mistake and cry out to God, He's right there. Even when He has every right to desert us forever... He never will. Yes, in that agonising moment when we realise just how empty we are and how desperately we need saving, we realise that we already had a Saviour, he's been there all along.

Truly NO ONE can resist or escape the love of God! I find such hope and reassurance in His unfailing love and commitment to His chosen ones.

The Psalm ends with a sobering command: Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.
Read psalm 107 today. And think about God's love- the kind of love that changes and transforms a soul. No one can experience that love and be unchanged. Praise God for his amazing and relentless love for his children!

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