5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.(Psalm100:5)
Sunday School material for this past quarter covered the history of the Children of Israel, from Moses’ calling to their entrance into the Promised Land. One of the things we often discussed in class was Israel’s amazing ability to forget how good God had been to them and how he always remained faithful, even when they were faithless.
I often remind my students not to get too annoyed with Israel for we, too, seem to forget God’s goodness and faithfulness when we are facing trials and even when we are not! We forget the last big storm that he brought us out of and how huge and overwhelming it appeared – yet, we survived, we came out of it and sometimes we’re even better because of it! We fail to look at all of the many years we’ve been on this earth and God has kept us, even had to pick us up and change our direction, but, nonetheless, again, we made it through. The Psalmist says that the Lord is good and his love endures forever. Forever is a very long time, so long that it cannot even be measured! And as children of God we know that forever with God is a continual state – it has no expiration date, it has no demise – it is constant, continual and everlasting. For us that means that God is always in the state of being good – his love is always in the state of enduring – its habitual, it’s non-stop, it’s constant! He is always good and His love will ALWAYS endure!
The scripture continues to say that his faithfulness continues through all generations. He does not choose to be faithful just to the Israelites, He does not choose to just be faithful to generations past– He is faithful to all generations! These are the characteristics of God that we should not forget. We may go through some very tumultuous times – we may experience some let downs and some people may treat us disdainfully – People will change on you, circumstances may seem to overwhelm you, BUT the Lord is good – his love endures forever and his faithfulness continues through all generations – Continually, Constantly, and Forever!
©2009 Candie A. Price