May 29, The Love of God
Today’s reading: Psalms 141-145
“Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow” - Psalm 144:3-4.
In God’s grand scheme, your life doesn’t amount to much when you compare it to the universe and to the billions who exist and have existed. Yet this truth generated praise and worship in David’s heart when he considered the fact that God does care for each person, including him (and you). God knows your name, what you are going through, what your purpose is and your failures, both now and the ones to come. This truth goes along with what Paul wrote in Romans 8:31b-35:
If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
There is no need to pose any additional questions, just answer the ones Paul posed in this Romans’ passage.