A Song Worth Repeating

Psalm 136 repeats the line “his steadfast love endures forever” 27 times in the ESV. The psalmist obviously felt it was a very important truth to repeat.

We often struggle with the idea that the almighty, sovereign, infinite God, the God who created the universe out of nothing, and governs the path of every speck of dust, every atom, every particle of water, could love us, delights in us with gladness, quiet our hearts with his love, and rejoice over us with songs of joy (Zephaniah 3:17).

We humans are prone to forget. Our hearts are often slow to “catch on.” And even in our believing, we struggle with unbelief (Mark 9:24).
The writer of this ancient psalm understood the need for repetition, and that dwelling on a simple but weighty truth for an extended period of time is sometimes the only way to break through spiritual forgetfulness.

The truth is that no matter how many times we have heard it, said it, or sung about it, the love of God is the best news we could ever receive or share with others, today and every day.

God is love in all he does and all he is (1 John 4:8).

So we need to repeat it, to remind ourselves and each other, to sing it to one another, over and over again, until our hearts begin to grasp again the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of our God (Ephesians 3:18).

Jill 💜

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