Psalm 119:64 (NLT):
O Lord, your unfailing love fills the earth; teach me your decrees.
The Power of God’s love is profoundly expressed as a verb in the following poem:
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies,
they will fail; whether there are tongues,
they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
1 Corinthians 13:8 (New King James)
Above all else, nothing is greater than to love.
Beyond all limits, nothing is better
When it comes down to the salient points of life,
Nothing is free. Everything has it price
No one can make you do what you don’t want to do.
Each day you decide if you are going
Searching for the right words and the right melody:
Ballads, show tunes, doo-wops, and blues–all songs
Been round the world from pole to pole and back again,
Looking here and there and everywhere for
Find it, mine it, and then define it, if you will.
If you seek it, you will find it, for God
Although we may graduate, learning never stops.
It is only by loving that we learn
“Dear ones, keep on and you will lose your mind for sure.”
To put on the mind of Christ is to put
Ultra refined, untainted, in its highest form:
Strip away all pride and you have
Beyond display, far more than merely show and tell,
With every decree from God’s Word we see
This constant, ever-enduring quality of God’s love is described in Romans 8 which relates the constancy of the love of God which never fails. No matter the circumstances of our lives, whether on the pinnacles of success and dreams come true or in the pits of disappointment and failure, we are assured that God loves us. I often recall a statement from the late Dr. Adrian Rodgers, “God cannot love us any more than He does, and He will not love us any less.” The chapter concludes with this assuring reminder expressed in the Amplified Bible:
37 Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The vastness of God’s love is revealed in the song “The Love of God,” rendered so powerfully, yet poignantly, by “Mercy Me,” an appropriate way to conclude this blog entry.