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His Steadfast Love, Made Personal

Throughout Psalm 31, David celebrates the steadfast love of God.

For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me… (31:3)

I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,
because you have seen my affliction;
you have known the distress of my soul,
and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
you have set my feet in a broad place. (31:7-8)

Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you… (31:19)

Then, in 31:21, David references a specific moment in his life:

Blessed be the LORD,
for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
when I was in a besieged city.

…and that got me thinking. I see how David directly connected God’s steadfast love to a specific time in his life; how can I do the same? Wouldn’t making Psalm 31:21 personal today be a great way of answering the Philippians 4:8 call to think about things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise?

So that’s what I’m going to do off and on throughout the day. As past or present instances of God wondrously showing his steadfast love come to mind, I’m going to jot them down as a practical means of saying with David, “Blessed be the LORD.” I invite you to do the same. Maybe you’ll find this simple sheet with plenty of writing room useful in the process.

Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly, their three daughters, and a vicious miniature Yorkie. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ and co-hosts the Heaven Bound podcast. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, Buckeyes, Hobbits, and Wookiees.
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