NEW YEAR, NEW MERCIES: A 15-day Devotional with Paul Tripp - DAY 15

NEW YEAR, NEW MERCIES: A 15-day Devotional with Paul Tripp - DAY 15

Tuesday February 13, 2024


As we begin our journey through this NEW YEAR 2024 living in God's daily NEW MERCIES, I invite you to wander with me in pictures through one of Cartagena, Colombia's most fascinating neighborhoods: Getsemaní. Here, the Street of Flags in the heart of Getsemaní.


Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever. ~Psalm 136:1

I love Psalm 136...

Why does God repeat, over and over through the pen of the psalmist, “for his steadfast love endures forever”?

First, there is no reality more radical and foundational to a biblical worldview and a personal sense of identity than this. What is the biblical story? It’s the story of a God of love invading the world in the person of His Son of love to establish His kingdom of love by a radical sacrifice of love, to forgive us in love and draw us into His family of love, and to send us out as ambassadors of the very same love.

The entire hope of fallen humanity rests on this one thing—that there is a Savior who is eternally steadfast in redeeming, forgiving, reconciling, transforming, and delivering love. Without this, the Bible is a book of interesting stories and helpful principles, but it is devoid of any power to fix what sin has broken. 

The second reason God repeats this refrain is that we have no experience in our lives of this kind of love... All the human love we’ve experienced has been flawed in some way. But not God’s; His love is perfect and perfectly steadfast forever. It is the single most stunning reality in the life of a believer. God has placed His love on us and He will never again remove it.


Thank You God, for Your steadfast ever-enduring love for me. Nothing I am or do could make You love me more or love me less. You love me with an unconditional and everlasting love.