When God gives

“Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;

let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

Psalms 107:43

Consider today the steadfast love of the Lord.

What is one way He shows us this love? By giving to us His best. Looking back through the Bible, let us remember when and what and Whom He gave to us-to all mankind.

At the very beginning, He gave us a most beautiful garden, Eden. He surrounded us with “every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food..” (Genesis 2:8) The garden was surrounded by four flowing rivers and the land was full of “gold and precious stones.”

Did He need to place us in paradise? Of course not. He placed us there because He loved us, first.

 Years later, let us remember the Israelites. Rescued from Egypt, they traveled through the wasteland, complaining. In response, God gave them manna from heaven which is like “wafers with honey.” (Exodus 16:31)  He chose to feed them with”the grain of Heaven.” (Psalm 78:24) And still, they(we) complained. Then He sent quail; a delicacy, in abundance. (Exodus 16:13)

When thirsty, He gave them flowing water from a rock. (Isaiah 48:21). Did this water need to be pure, flowing water? No. He chose to give it.

 God then places Israel in a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’. Canaan. It is once again an ideal location for growth, nourishment and for thriving. Again, God chooses to give us His best.

 Many years later, we have again lost our way and cannot save ourselves from sin. God sends His own Son, Jesus to rescue us and die for our sins. He sent His very best. God chose to do this, because of His steadfast and great love. (John 3:16)

God will give us again Paradise. If we believe on Him; when we die, He will take us to Heaven to live forever. God again chooses to give us His best and much more than we could ever imagine or think.

Consider today the wonder of the steadfast love of God. There is nothing like it!

“How precious is your steadfast love, O God!

The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

(Psalm 36:7)

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image via Flickr Commons via Ilkerender

Further reading: Deut. 8:16, I Kings 8:23, John 14:2, Psalm 107

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