A Season of Psalms: Psalm 36: 5-9
“Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
One of my favorite Christian bands is breaking up. Amicably, of course, but nonetheless Third Day will no longer be together after this year. The band has been around since the 1990s and has released some chart-topping hits, including one based on Psalm 36 called “Your Love Oh Lord.” I could listen to this song all day long without growing weary. Have you had the same experience? I once listened to a country western song 40 times in a row before I was tired of it. Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite country songs. I guess it should be after endless listening!
God’s love and faithfulness are endless, according to David in Psalm 36. God’s love extends to the heavens and his faithfulness to the clouds in the sky. That’s a long way, but it reminds us that the love and faithfulness of the Lord has no end. Isn’t that cause for rejoicing? In addition to his great love and faithfulness, David says God’s “righteousness is like the mountains” and his judgments are “like the great deep.” God is firm and immovable and His judgments cannot be fathomed. How great is our God! Not only are His love, faithfulness, righteousness, and judgments endless, but best of all…He cares for us. He encircles us in the shelter of His wings, and in Him, we delight. With God is the fountain of life, the source of every blessing. He is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
A.W. Pink: “Far above all finite comprehension is the unchanging faithfulness of God. Everything about God is great, vast, and incomparable. He never forgets, never fails, never falters, never forfeits His word.” Indeed, how great is our God! There is none like Him!
Further Reading: John 1:1-18; Exodus 34:4-9
Pray with me:
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father. Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have
needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! This I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.