God Delights in Love That Will Not Change

Text: Micah 7:11-20

Reflection and Question: Micah, like other prophetic books, ends with hope. The images expressing this are vivid and rich in meaning. For example, the prophet comments, “Thou delightest in love that will not change.” (New English Bible, Micah 7:18) God’s delight can be taken in two ways. It can mean that God delights in loving Israel and all creation with a love that does not change. At the same time, this can mean that God delights in receiving from the people and creation a love that does not change. How do you love God in a way that does not change?

Prayer: Shepherd Your people, dear God, the flock that is Your very own, that dwells by itself on the heath and in the meadows; let them graze in Bashan and Gilead, as in days gone by. Show us miracles as in the days when You brought Your people out of Egypt. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).