Posted by: peebles | January 26, 2012

Deuteronomy 10:15 (NIV) ~ Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you.

What a beautiful term of endearment to use, “set his affection on.” Oh, the romance of such words speaks volumes of His endless love towards His people. Not only does God, in out text for today, set his affections on His people, but the verse brings home a more intimate meaning by saying, “He chose you.” He chose you to set His affection on you. You are the Father’s desire; you are the apple of His eye. You are His treasured possession and thinks about you all the time. His affection is set upon you and His amazing love is a banner over you. Everything He does He does for you, so you can know how much He loves you. His affection is for you; His desire is set on you to bless you and uplift you.
 
To set your affection on someone is to love with everything you have. This love is one that is pure, giving and forgiving. This love is kind and gentle yet, strong, and it is a love that will not let you go. He has set you as a seal upon his heart, a seal upon His arm, and your name is written in the palm of His hand. Oh, how beautifully and sweetly do the words from Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) sing to your soul, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
 
The Hebrew word for affection is hasaq, meaning to set one’s affection on, desire, love attached to, kept in love. Now, you can see how much He loves you, because He has drawn you to Himself with loving-kindness, He has kept you with His love, and attached Himself to you in a loving covenant relationship, where He has set His affection on you, the one whom He loves with an everlasting love. God wants to bless you with His best and He wants to fill your life with His Life.
 
My friend, this verse for today surely speaks to you of His love for you. God has loved you, God has chosen you to set His affection upon you, and He not only loves you but, God in is love with you.
 
God bless you my friend, Matthew.

Responses

  1. What a gift from GOD. Knowing that HIS love is never ending.


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