Linger Around the Throne of Loving-Kindness

Written July 6, 2007 – Friday

Posted July 17th 2007 – Tuesday 

Linger around the Throne of Loving-kindness  

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!

Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.

Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,

And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 36:7,10 

Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand,

O You who save those who trust in You

From those who rise up against them.

Psalm 17:7 

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Psalm 63:3  

          Psalm 17 and 36, referenced above; show us that we can expect to receive loving-kindness from our God. God’s love and the depth of His love for us, surpasses anything that we can every truly conceive. Earthly love, never will be able to compare to that love which we will experience when we stand in the Presence of Our Savior, the Lord Jesus, the Christ.

     God’s loving-kindness toward us while we are here on this earth is what makes our relationship possible. It also makes our very survival, as a person, possible. Without it we would either self-destruct or be crushed. God’s covenant with us is everlasting and filled with His grace, mercy, and loving-kindness. Realize, “such a covenant could be maintained only by that persistent, determined, steadfast love of God, which transcends every other love by its nature and depth.”

     Loving-kindness is gentle and steadfast mercy. Loving-kindness and mercy are somewhat interchangeable. Within the Bible the two words are often substituted for one another. Yet, in the Hebrew they are often, the same word. The Hebrew definition of the word “loving-kindness,” which appears in the above verses, is as follows:

Hebrew Reference Number 2617 = kindness; piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subjective) beauty:— favour, good deed, goodness, goodliness, kindly, (loving-) kindness, merciful, mercy, pity, reproach.

     Did you note the word reproach and reproof in the definition? Though reproach can mean scolding and reproof can mean rebuke, they are both associated with loving-kindness. Just as God’s rebuke and scolding of us is meant with loving-kindness; coming from a Father who loves His children with the very deepest form of love.

We should be grateful daily, and eternally, for God’s loving-kindness toward us. It is through this loving-kindness that we can know Him. For that, and that alone, He should receive our highest praise, just as Psalm 63 mentions. That praise should come before the throne of God, from our lips, daily. Let each of us rejoice in the loving-kindness of our God!


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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I do not understand your comment. If you would clarify your meaning I will try to address your question.

    Thanks for reading!

  2. wisdom…truly encouraging…keep up the good work, the good news…tell it, say it again n again till the hearing ear hears…keep it coming…God bless you indeed…

    I love those who speak in His Name…

    Respectfully, G

  3. Thank you G for your kind words. Please share your thoughts and input anytime.

    Writer of Dead Sea Scrolls – Devotional Discussions

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