The Desiring God blog has recently been posting books of the Bible told in so many tweets. For example, they did the book of Romans in 45 tweets and 1 Corinthians in 40 tweets. Basically they summarize the book, breaking it up in clusters of verses that become individual tweets. They post them on their blog, but also tweet the nugget verses from each book throughout that specific day.
As I’ve been thinking through God’s steadfast love, I’ve had trouble deciding which verses to talk about because there are so many to choose from that show different aspects of his steadfastness. So instead of focusing on one, why not take time to gaze and ponder the greatness of God’s steadfast love towards us? Why not slow down and meditate on the truth of his steadfastness found throughout the Bible?
In an effort to do this, I decided I would attempt a post on God’s steadfast love told in 12 tweets.* Here it goes:
God’s love for his people is steadfast, meaning unwavering. (#steadfastlove)
God made a covenant with King David and told him his steadfast love would never leave him, his house or his kingdom. (#2Sam7:15-16)
The steadfast love of the Lord never stops or leaves us, his mercies never come to an end. (#Lam.3:22)
God’s steadfast love is a “covenant mercy” towards his people, or a beneficial action on his people’s behalf. (#ESVnotes)
The Lord has mercy on us in our sin according to his steadfast love and abundant mercy. He blots out all our iniquities. (#Psalm51:1)
Praise God for he is good! His steadfast love endures forever and is sufficient for us. (#Psalm136:1)
God’s steadfast love surrounds those who trust in him. (#Psalm32:10)
As believers we have confidence that the steadfast love of the Lord endures all day, every day. (#Psalm52:1)
Those who are faithful will be like a green olive tree, bearing fruit and trusting in the steadfast love of the Lord forever. (#Psalm52:8)
How do we know our God is abounding in steadfast love? Through God’s proclamation of his own name! (#Exodus34)
The Lord calls himself merciful, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness to all his people! (#Exodus34:6-7)
My prayer for you is that the Lord would continue to direct your hearts in knowing God’s love and Christ’s steadfastness. (#2Thes.3:5)
Do you notice a common theme in these verses? God’s steadfast love for his people is unwavering, it will never leave us. His steadfast love has lasted, and will continue to last, for all eternity. No sin will take his steadfast love away from you, as long as you continue to trust in the Lord, his love will continue to surround you. May you draw strength and encouragement in knowing God’s love will never leave you, it will last forever.
*Note: the verses are summarized.