More Moments About Psalm 36

Leah DiPascal

Psalm 36 contains only 12 verses, and David mentioned God's steadfast love three times. The repetition should cause us to pause and dig deeper into the significance:

"Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens …" (Psalm 36:5)

"How precious is your steadfast love, O God!"
(Psalm 36:7)

"Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you …"
(Psalm 36:10)

The words "steadfast love" used in this psalm all come from the same Hebrew word hesed, which indicates God's lovingkindness, mercy, goodness and acts of kindness. The classic psalm for understanding the significance of "steadfast love" is Psalm 136 where it is mentioned 26 times, proclaiming God's eternal loving kindness.

God's steadfast love is the basis of His wonderful acts in creation. His redemption plan from beginning to end. His continuous deliverance for His people. His preservation of mankind and all of creation.

God's steadfast love is abundant, unselfish and greater than our minds can fully comprehend. His covenant with mankind was birthed out of love, is sustained by love and will remain grounded in love for those who love Him.

Friend, before you close the First 5 app and go about your day, I pray you will let the truth of God's steadfast love fill your heart and soul to overflowing:

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Major Moment: The wickedness of man is contrasted to the greatness of God.

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