Thankful for God’s Love – Week of November 6, 2017

Give Thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 106:1

I don’t know how the argument would start, but my brother and I routinely got into a “who is better” feud that escalated to “I’m better forever”, and then “I’m better as far as outer space” and then “I’m better to infinity” and, my brother’s final word “I’m better infinity plus one”. He always won, because who can argue with infinity plus one?

God’s love endures forever. His love endures “infinity plus one”! No love is greater than God’s love for us. This is especially amazing because he is perfect and we are not. He is always faithful to us, even though we are not. God is always good—and we are not. We continue to disobey our good, loving God by hurting our colleagues and family, by our evil thoughts, words, and actions. We fail to regularly learn his Word through church and personal study. We fail, but God’s love never does.

We are thankful for God’s undeserved love. That love moved him to send Jesus to be our substitute. Every imperfection, every moment of unfaithfulness, every instance of evil actions, words or thought were placed on him, paid for, and removed forever. We call this love grace—the love that God has for us even though it is not deserved, and even though we fail. We give thanks to God for his goodness and love that is ours forever. God’s grace and love endures “infinity plus one”!

Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for showing me your love and goodness every day. Help me show my thankfulness to you by my work, thoughts, and words. Amen.

A Question to Ponder: How can you show your thankfulness for God’s grace, his undeserved love, in your work and your home life?

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