Here is a passage of scripture the Lord put on my heart, which I shared with our small group this evening…
“Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
Your judgments are a great deep;
O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
8 They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
9 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.
10 Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.” (Psalm 36: 5 – 10 NKJV)
Phrases that jumped out at me were:
In v 5 – God’s mercy and faithfulness – He does not give us what we deserve (which is judgment). Rather, He is faithful towards us!
In v 6 – His righteousness and judgments – God does the right thing all the time in every situation, in every way. He always makes the best decisions (judgments).
In v 7 – His lovingkindness – His loyal love for us is very special!
In v 8 – Abundantly satisfied, River of His Pleasures – God satisfies us with His goodness and grace!
In v 9 – Fountain of Life – Springs in God are life giving to us!