Last year I read the Psalms, one each day. I tried to focus in on one phrase to be a prayer for me for that day. I called it “Praying the Psalms”. Lately, I have started this practice again. This time, I focused in on the phrase “Steadfast Love”.
I have always been attracted to this phrase. It shows us 140 times in the Psalms. It captures my mind for two reasons. First, steadfast means it will not change. It is firm and unchanging. It remains. The object of the love has no bearing the love.
Secondly, it does not need to change. Steadfast love means that the giver of love does not need to change in order to completely satisfy its object. I do not have the ability to love someone steadfastly, because my love is sometime conditional and sometimes not fulfilling or satisfying to the object of my love. In short, I fail. With my church, my friends, my kids and my wife. I try to love them well, but I do fail.
To have steadfast love, is to not fail. This is the love that the Psalms talk about 140 times.
I will be continuing to Pray the Psalm using #praythepsalms and #steadfastlove. Feel free to jump in on those hashtags.
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