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Jan 17

“Love Without Strings” = Unfailing Love

Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

At TreeHouse we talk about “love without strings.” In part the concept of “love without strings” comes from the unconditional love described in the Bible.

In the Psalms God’s love without strings is called “unfailing love.” Here are some special attributes of God’s love:

Unfailing love delivers hope: Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. [Psalms 6:4]

Unfailing love is trust-worthy: But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. [Psalms 13:5]

Unfailing love embraces: Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds [whoever] who trusts in him. [Psalms 32:10]

Unfailing love is impartial and priceless: How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. [Psalms 36:7]

Unfailing love helps others: Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love. [Psalms 44:26]

Unfailing love is merciful: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. [Psalms 51:1]

Unfailing love deserves thanks: Give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds. [Psalms 107:8]

Unfailing love comforts: May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. [Psalms 119:76]

Unfailing love guides: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. [Psalms 143:8]
I love that the Bible even admits that sometimes love without strings feels so far away: Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? [Psalms 77:8]

The psalmist is like us.  We expect love, especially unfailing love to change us, improve our lives and make the world a better place.  While God’s unfailing love may not always appear the way we want the bible assures us that God’s love is real and can be seen.

Unfailing love is visible and practical: Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. [Psalms 85:7]

Note – All biblical quotes above are from the New International Version of the Bible.  You can find it here.

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