“The Steadfast Love of God”
BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 32-34
Even though the nation has been wicked and left the ways of the LORD and are facing the punishment of a seventy-year captivity, God continues to love them. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and were punished, God still loved them. When the children of Israel decided to not trust Him when they were afraid to go into Canaan and God punished them to wander in the wilderness for forty years, He never stopped loving. When David had the affair with Bathsheba and then had Uriah killed and their son died, God never stopped loving him. Even though we fail Him every day by our sin and shame, He will never stop loving us. His love for us is unconditional; that means there is no condition by which He will stop loving us. As Jeremiah continues to prophecy concerning the nations punishment, the LORD places a side note to assure them of His love. “Give thanks to the LORD of host, for the LORD is good, for His steadfast love endures forever” (Jeremiah 33.11). Although our LORD will become disappointed with us, frustrated with us, and there may even get to a point where He is angry with us, we can have peace in knowing He will NEVER stop loving us!