Verse of the Day: Psalm 103:11
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.” – Psalm 103:11
This, to me, is a beautiful passage.
If we think about it, the height of the heavens is so great we cannot even begin to imagine it. There are no boundaries. It goes beyond stars, galaxies, and all things within this universe. If we were to set out to go to the end of everything, we would never reach it. First, we would get to the end of the universe God created and we reside in, however, after that is the realm of eternity where God resides.
What the psalmist is basically saying is that God’s lovingkindness is infinite. There is no end to the love God has for us who fear him. We can never conceive of anything greater than His love. Isaiah uses the same picture describing God’s ways. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9.
Finally, Jesus stated it best when He said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 And who are His friends? “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:14
We who are totally devoted to Him and do what He commands us, His love for us is beyond measure. It is so great, He Himself died for us, one who never had to die, but He took on the form of man so that He could pay for our sins by His death. I reiterate, what a beautiful passage this is.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.