A Little Bit Wiser

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I don’t consider myself wise, but I think I’m one step closer. I’ve thought a lot about love as Valentine’s Day approached. Then, last night, as I was reading in Psalms,  I came across this verse:

“Whoever is wise, let him heed these things 
   and consider the great love of the LORD.”

Psalm 107:43 (NIV1984)

This psalm is about God’s love for Israel and how they failed Him many times—and how he continued to love, rescue, and deliver them. I can relate. I often fail, and that’s why this psalm ministered such a balm to my spirit. It reminded me that God’s love for me is unfailing—despite my shortcomings, faults, and failures.

A few verses down, I read this:

“For great is your love, higher than the heavens; 
   your faithfulness reaches to the skies.”

Psalm 108:4 (NIV1984)

I began to really reflect on how great His love is, greater than I can understand. The depth of His love really stands out in the following verses:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16 (NIV1984)

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8 (NIV1984)

If you’ve made it this far into this post, you’ve considered His great love too. That makes you wise!

What do you consider the most amazing thing about God’s love?

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9 Responses to A Little Bit Wiser

  1. OH, his Love….it is a beacon to me! Something I can’t quite fully understand the extent of but when I sit and bask in the glory of it….the world disappears!!!! Thank you for this sweet reminder!

  2. Robin says:

    I am ever thankful for God’s willingness to answer prayers, even when we so often neglect Him in between our needs. How selfish we are and yet, how forgiving He is.

  3. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says:

    I remember when I read the Bible through in 90 days – as I read about how the children of Israel kept on repeating the same mistakes over and over again and complaining to God and just generally not being satisfied – I kept thinking – “how obvious- why did they not get it?” and then God pointed at me & I realized how often in my life I’ve made mistakes and repeated the same ‘ole same ‘ole behavior even when I know I’m wrong! God is so faithful (and has a sense of humor too- I’m sure of it) :) I see Him just lovingly shaking His head at me on a regular basis. “there she goes again” – not very wise – but I do love!!!

    • I think the same thing about the Israelites, Kelli—and then I remember I’m the same way too! Yes, I think He must get amused at us the way we get amused at our kids sometimes. I’m so glad He loves us!

  4. Tricia says:

    The most amazing thing about God’s love is that it is always there. No matter how lonely, how isolated, how depressed, how insignificant we may feel, God’s love is there. We can’t run from it or hide from it. We can’t damage it or destroy it. There is nothing we can possibly do to prevent God’s love for us. That to me is the most amazing thing about God’s love. :)

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