From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (8): In the end, there will be love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the eighth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In the end, there will be love, eternal love, the love of God.

Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good;
    his love is eternal.
Give thanks to the greatest of all gods;
    his love is eternal.
Give thanks to the mightiest of all lords;
    his love is eternal.

He alone performs great miracles;
    his love is eternal.
By his wisdom he made the heavens;
    his love is eternal;
he built the earth on the deep waters;
    his love is eternal.
He made the sun and the moon;
    his love is eternal;
the sun to rule over the day;
    his love is eternal;
the moon and the stars to rule over the night;
    his love is eternal. …

He did not forget us when we were defeated;
    his love is eternal;
24 he freed us from our enemies;
    his love is eternal.
25 He gives food to every living creature;
    his love is eternal.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven;
    his love is eternal.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

‘His love endures for ever’. This is the great message contained in every single verse of this Psalm. It’s a message worth repeating – over and over again! God’s love is an everlasting love – ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’ (Jeremiah 31:3). God’s love is an unfailing love – ‘My unfailing love for you will not be shaken’ (Isaiah 54:10). Let us ‘give thanks’ to God for His love (Psalm 1-3, 26). In His love, the Lord has provided for us ‘an everlasting salvation’. His ‘salvation will last for ever’ (Isaiah 45:17; 51:6). We must not be like those who refuse to love the Lord – ‘Pharaoh… great kings… mighty kings …’ (Psalm 136:15, 17-20). Those who reject God’s love will not receive ‘eternal life’. Their future will be very different – the ‘raging fire that will consume the enemies of God’ (John 3:16-18; Hebrews 10:26-27).

Watch out for the next stage in our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Inthe end, there will be love, eternal love, the love of God.

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