I keep noting the number of times the phrase “steadfast love” appears in the psalms. Over and over and over again. If I’m to know anything about the Lord after reading the psalms, I believe it’s this singular characteristic: He is a God of steadfast love. In fact, the phrase appears 127 times.
But what does it mean?
It’s better than you’re imagining. Steadfast love translates in Hebrew to include God’s love, mercy, kindness and favor. But there’s an urgency to it; it includes God’s zeal, passion, and constant desire to demonstrate goodness to us.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. –Psalm 136:1
God stands ready, willing, and eager in His steadfast love for us.