Steadfast Love of GOD
“Who is a GOD like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.” – Micah 7:20
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Micah was another prophet in the Old Testament that described not only the steadfast love of the LORD but also made sure to include prophecy of events that were to occur. Micah ends the chapter of his book in the Bible with a reminder of the love the Heavenly Father has for his children. While we as individuals sin, the LORD allows us and gives us time to repent from our sins. He does not want any one to parish for their sins but rather wants to give eternal life and give it abundantly.
Micah reminds individuals of the spiritual fathers on earth from Jacob and Abraham that were shown steadfast love as a reminder that the LORD wants to give us that same opportunity if we atone for our iniquities. If we are on the straight path, we are to continue going with the guidance of the LORD as our guide. Jacob and Abraham allow us to see how the steadfast love occurred in an individuals life. When we hear or read of the stories of the tribes of Israel, apostles, or believers sometimes we think that they were born with faith and have all the answers when this is not the case. Each individual was a human being who wanted to walk closer with GOD. Each step closer allowed for a deeper connection in the GOD and resulted in the stories we are familiar with.
This all happens through the steadfast love that occurs through following the commandments, the will of GOD, and making sure to not get distracted with the the transitory things of this life. For every transitory choice there is an eternal choice. For every temptation that will lead to destruction is a choice to serve GOD and become blessed.