Lovingfaithfulness Eternal

I can never return to the names of The Lord enough. While every word of the Love Languages in their Love Letter contexts inspire my heart, none can compare to the overwhelming and inexpressible reaction my soul has to the names of my God.

As I have been studying Psalm 136 recently (a Psalm I very much hope to write a book on someday. I have begun work on it, but you can pray for me that The Lord will help me finish it.) I came immediately to this name.

Give thanks to Yahweh for He is good
For His unwavering lovingfaithfulness endures eternally.

(My translation)

When I looked up this word Yahweh I found so many things. The truth that presented itself most strongly, though – especially in context – was this:

One of the meanings of Yahweh is “Eternal.”

Ponder that in your heart for a moment.

Then add to it this truth:
In Exodus 34:6 when The Lord reveals His glory, He declares Himself to be “abounding in lovingfaithfulness”

And so we find that His abounding lovingfaithfulness endures forever, because He both is lovingfaithful and is Eternal.

What does this truth mean for you today? How does the reality of His forever lovingfaithfulness change the way you look at your hardships, give you comfort, deepen your knowledge of God, secure your trust in Him?

And how can I be praying for you? What aspect of your life needs to be filled with His lovingfaithfulness toward you?

Father, Your name is a strong tower. The righteous run ini it and are safe. Call our hearts. Teach us to run into the tower of Your lovingfaithfulness. Amen

Ps. We love You back:)

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Lost

אָבַד (ʾābad) “to perish, destroy, demolish, become lost.”

“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold. All who found them have devoured them, and their enemies have said, ‘We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the Lord, their habitation of righteousness, the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’” – Jeremiah 50:6-7

The Lord is our habitation of righteousness.
The Lord is the hope of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Without Him, we are lostp.

Father

אָב (ʾāb)
Father

But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
– Isaiah 64:8

The Hebrew word ab means father, and it is used to talk not only about earthly fathers but also God as a Father to Israel. It is this same Father Who gave His Son so that we too may be called sons of God, that we may graphed in, adopted, that we may call Him our Father.