Everlasting. The word reminded me of my childhood when we used to eat the tasty everlasting gobstoppers and jawbreakers. They seemed to go on and on when I was a kid. Of course, you couldn’t eat those like M&M’s. Gobstoppers and jawbreakers required a lot of patience and cared not to swallow them whole.
Our verse of the day comes from Psalm 103:13-18.
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”
Everlasting. What does this word mean?
In Hebrew, it means, “always, anymore, continuance, eternal, lasting.”
The love of God is not indiscriminate. He loves those who fear him. God will forgive them, have compassion for them and treat them as his children.
The Psalmist points out that man is but dust, a temporary being. But the love of the Lord is everlasting for those who fear him and keep his covenant. Though the Lord knows how frail man is, he expects godliness.
Those who respond wisely to the Lord will enjoy the fullness of the relationship with God.
His love is everlasting. Don’t miss out on a relationship with the Lord, creator of heaven and earth. You’ll be glad you did.