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Day Five: Hope In Love

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Psalm 33:4-6, 10-11, 22 - For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth…The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations…May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”

God is faithful. His faithfulness is his love tasted and seen in our history. It’s the mechanics of his love wired to fulfill his promises for our good. Everything God does is done in faithfulness. Every move God makes in this universe is about what he’s said he’d be for his people. And it’s so pervasive that we’re told in verse 5, “The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lᴏʀᴅ.” God’s faithfulness is everywhere. It’s boundless and unending.

The psalmist lifts his pen to celebrate God’s love and he talks about God’s power…Without power, love is only sentiment. Powerless love doesn’t free us from condemnation, nor can it raise anything from the dead. The aim of Psalm 33 is to say that he can - that he does.

All that power is the power of his love - and the love, of his power. The power that spoke the stars into existence is the power that Jesus trusted when he bowed his head and spoke, “It is finished.” Jesus knew that he who frustrates the plans of the peoples will also frustrate the plans of death. The Father’s faithfulness to him, even in the shadow of death, was sovereign faithfulness. And so it is with us. That’s the only kind there is.
(Adapted from Jonathan Parnell “The Love of God’s Power” @desiringgod.org.)

Today let’s worship our faithful Father through Psalm 33 and wait in hope in him for his help, his enduring love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ME5JctKi8

-AP

Day Four: Enduring Relationship

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Day Three: Faithful Love

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Day Two: Filled With Love

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Day One: Enduring Love

Monday, November 7th, 2016