Steadfast love

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” (Psalm 51:1)

The character of God, His nature, His attributes – this is the basis for David’s prayer, his request for mercy from God. David asks based on God’s steadfast love and based on His abundant mercy.

The steadfast love of God, in that He set His love on me in eternity past and has sealed me by His Holy Spirit, thus guaranteeing my inheritance (Ephesians 1), is a love that has hemmed me in and He holds me fast and it is this steadfast love I can trust for the mercy I need forever.

 

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