Tag Archives: lovingkindness

THE Word

but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.  Psalm 147:11  ESV Steadfast love – Once again we discover David’s declaration that hesed is the fundamental description of what it means to have a relationship with YHWH.  The ESV uses “steadfast love.”  NASB attempts “lovingkindness.”  NKJV… Read More »

The Embodiment of God

He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me.  Selah.  God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.  Psalm 57:3 NASB Lovingkindness – By now we certainly recognize that the NASB translates hesed by the English “lovingkindness.”  And we also know that hesed can’t be captured by this… Read More »

Personal Hesed

[The Lord] Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion.  Psalm 103:4  NASB Lovingkindness – This Hebrew word (hesed) has a great deal more in its full meaning than we can capture in an English word.  Our studies in the past have shown us its richer character.  It is… Read More »

God’s Résume

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.  Psalm 86:15  NASB Lovingkindness – On this day after Christmas, take a moment and ask yourself if you could provide God’s résumé in a single word.  We could come very close with the Hebrew word hesed. … Read More »

The Heart of the Covenant

And Naomi said to her two daughter-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house.  May the LORD deal kindly with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me.”  Ruth 1:8 NASB Deal kindly – What is the heart of the gospel?  What lies right at the core of the good… Read More »

The Other Shoe

“YHWH, Elohey Yisrael, there is none like You, Elohim, in the heavens or in the earth, keeping covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts.” 2 Chronicles 6:14 (Darby) Mercy – God is faithful.  He keeps His promises.  He is the covenant-keeping God.  That is critically important for us. … Read More »