“Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 10:14-15
This is a beautiful picture of how, in spite of the fact that He is The Lord Most High and Creator of the universe, God chose to create us and love us. These verses speak of God’s affection, grace, mercy, and justice even though He owns everything and is the most powerful being in existence. He could so easily take everything from us and wipe us off the face of the planet. We deserve nothing from the great, mighty, and awesome Creator of all. Nothing good anyway.
We deserve all that Jesus took upon Himself on the cross. That punishment was ours. Yet, He set His affection to love us. Not only did He not give us what we deserved, He gave us what we didn’t deserve; new life – eternal life, and He didn’t stop there!
God continually guides, loves, and blesses us. No matter how many times we fail Him, He is always waiting with open arms for us to return and set our affection on Him once again. You see, we are flawed and fickle children, but HE is our ever-faithful and ever-affectionate Heavenly Father.
©2018, Brenda Lenz – Loving Proof devotional