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Love of God

I am sticking with God!!

  • I could trust myself, my friends, my family.
  • Nothing wrong with that.
  • Friends and family can disappoint us. They may betray us.
  • We can always count on God. His steadfast love never ceases.

Beyond that though, I am sticking with God. That is the way of His world. And so, I say it over and over. Great is His faithfulness. My hope starts with God and ends with God.

  • How wonderful is God’s love.
  • He shows it over and over. He has promised to bring an answer.
  • To show me the way, God sent Jesus.
  • Jesus is the way to God. There is no other.

God’s love is new every morning.

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of Yahweh [the Lord] never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “Yahweh is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

ESV (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Lamentations 3:21–24

This is a stunning statement of Jeremiah. Verse 21 marks a change in the speaker’s attitude. The contentment he remembers renews the hope lost before. He may be reflecting on Ex. 34:6–7, which these verses echo.

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God’s steadfast love (his “covenant mercy” or beneficial action on his people’s behalf) never ceases, even in the face of Judah’s unfaithfulness and the resulting “day of Yahweh [the LORD]”. mercies. Or “compassion.” This type of mercy replaces judgment with restoration. It never comes to an end. God is willing to begin anew with those who repent. That is good news.

new every morning. Each day presents another opportunity to experience God’s grace. faithfulness. God’s constant goodness and personal integrity remain intact no matter what happens.

my portion. As with the Levites (Num. 18:20), God is Jeremiah’s only inheritance.

I will hope in him. The outcome of trusting Jesus is always hope. This section started with hope and ends with hope.

The Hebrew word for hope here is yâchal, yaw-chal’; a primary root; to wait; by implication. to be patient, hope: — (cause to, have, make to) hope, be pained, stay, tarry, trust, wait.

Good news: The steadfast love of God never ceases.

  • Never!
  • Ever!
  • It is eternal.

The outcome of hoping in God: It brings security and confidence.

  • 1 Timothy 4:10  — For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
  • Psalm 146:5  — How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Master his God,
  • Job 11:18  — “Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.
  • Psalm 25:3  — Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
  • Acts 24:15  — Having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
  • Romans 15:12  — Again Isaiah says, “There shall come the root of Jesse, And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles, In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”


James Strong, The New Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew and Greek Words (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996).

I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, and Ajith Fernando, eds., ESV Global Study Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012), 1075.