The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you”. Jeremiah 31:3
I enjoy reading the Old Testament because of the nature of God and His love of the people of Israel is woven through out. In chapter 31 of Jeramiah, God takes a moment to remind His people of His “everlasting love”. This come at probably the darkest time in the history of Israel, just before the walls are coming crashing down and a time of judgment is at hand.
I know for me when I’m being hard pressed or perplexed I have to be reminded of the “everlasting love” of God. It’s this love that keeps me from being crushed or in despair.
I’m attend a men’s Bible study and we were reading in Genesis “In the Beginning”, when it says “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31a). This study suggested that the age old question that Adam and Eve were faced with is the same today, “Is God Good”? A question that can cause us, when we’re being hard pressed to either be crushed or trust, if we’re perplexed are we in despair or do we believe? The group discussion question was “think back to a specific time you doubted the goodness of God”.
Needless to say it made for good discussion and helped us to be reminded that the answer is YES, God is good. All of the promises of God are “Yes and Amen”. The same God who has loved His nation Israel is also the same God who loves you and me. “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love, Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you”.
So to answer the question “Who, me? The answer is “Yes, You!” – Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy is a full-time staff member at America’s Keswick
Quote of the day: We are not to make men converts of our opinions. But we are to make them disciples of Jesus. Oswald Chambers
Verse to Memorize: “Put away your crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.” Proverbs 4:24-25 ESV