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December 2021.
Do we know that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases? Yes, we have read these words in Scripture and have sung them in songs, but do we know in our heart of hearts that the love of the Lord toward us is truly steadfast, and never ceases to be so?

Psalm 89 is one of the many places in Scripture that speaks of the steadfast love of the Lord. Little is known about Ethan the Ezrahite who authored this Psalm, but one thing is certain—he knew in his heart of hearts that the steadfast love of the Lord is unceasing, and he would sing of this fact and declare it to all generations (Psalm 89:1).

  We might say, however, in our heart of hearts, that we are uncertain about the steadfast love of the Lord. We tangibly experience the love of the Lord on some days, but on other days we might feel that God has forgotten about us. This is where Psalm 89 gets particularly interesting. After worshipping the Lord, lifting High His name, and celebrating the many ways that God has demonstrated His unceasing love toward His people, we get to the later verses where the tone shifts.

Lord, where is your steadfast love of old?” asks the Psalmist in verse 49. Have you ever asked this question of the Lord? I’m sure we all have in one form or another. Such questions are fine to ask, as long as we look for the answer in the right place, and friends, ultimately we find the answer to such questions at the foot of the cross. If you take a careful look at Psalm 89:38-48, you will see that these verses point to Christ Jesus our great Messiah who bore the wrath of God on our behalf. After all, Romans 5:8 tells us that God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Oh may we never forget how fully the steadfast love of God is demonstrated in the Life and Death of Christ Jesus our Lord! This Advent season, as we remember the coming of Christ into the world, may we know in our heart of hearts that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (Lamentations 3:22-23).

One in Christ
Pastor Simon

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