There’s a saying in my part of the country—and maybe your part, too—“If you don’t like the weather today, just wait until tomorrow.” It’s especially true in the fall and spring, when the weather can change drastically from day to day and even from hour to hour. How am I supposed to tell my kids to dress for school when they need a coat in the morning and shorts in the afternoon? So much in life is constantly changing, whether it’s the weather or relationships or culture or parenting—it feels like nothing stays the same.
We’re studying Psalm 103 this month, and we’ve seen David remember God’s benefits: His forgiveness, healing, redemption, sustaining power, and steadfast love. In Psalm 103:15-18, David celebrates the eternality of God’s character. These truths he’s remembering aren’t just for a fleeting season. They’re not here today and gone tomorrow. The steadfast love and promises of God last forever.
“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.” (Psalm 103:17-18)
David contrasts God’s eternal character with the fleeting nature of man. In verses 15-16, he says we are like grass that the wind blows away. Nothing in our human world lasts forever—relationships change. Careers end. Bodies age and die. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. He keeps His promises not just to us, but to the future generations that follow.
Psalm 103:18 says this steadfast love is for those who keep His covenant. God made covenant promises to His people throughout the Old Testament. He promised to bless them, and they promised to obey. When the people failed to keep their part of the covenant, God sent His Son to live an obedient life and die for His covenant-breaking people.
Galatians 3:29 tells us that if we belong to Christ, we are heirs to all God has promised. Because of Christ’s sacrifice, we are the covenant children of God who receive His promised, everlasting, steadfast love.
No matter what you face this week, remember God’s everlasting, covenantal love.Share
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