The Lord Be With You Today!
"Since you are precious and honored in My sight,
and because I love you,"
(The Lord’s relationship with us is not based
on some casual contractual arrangement based on convenience,
but on a solemn, eternal covenant of commitment
founded in His deep and enduring love for us.
He didn’t have to make that covenant with us. He chose to do so.
Now, today, because He looks on us,
we are honored by His favor to us,
we are honored in His sight,
and we are made honorable in His sight.
He has chosen from long ago to honor us, to love us.
The word since here means more than because we are precious to Him.
Since also indicates that from a long-ago, earlier time, since the beginning,
despite our continued sin and rebellion against Him,
He has embraced us as precious and loved from an ancient time.
His love toward us is not something new or fleeting or wavering,
but He has seen us as precious and honored
and has loved us since the beginning.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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