7/24 Psalm 57:10-11

10 For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

The two most repeated attributes of God in the Old Testament are His steadfast love and His faithfulness. There is an impression given by many that the Old Testament God is a wrathful God of vengeance. That is a part of His character. He won't stand for evil and injustice. But steadfast love and faithfulness are mentioned with much greater frequency.

The psalmist was asking God for mercy because of the attacks of people who were acting like lions and snakes. He asked to take refuge under the shadow of the LORD's wing. He knew that God would cause his enemies' plots against him to be the very thing that defeated them, so he decided to write this song of praise to God.

The reason he knew it would all work out was these precious attributes of our God. He declared that the God's steadfast love is great to the heavens. We are swimming in it as we go through each day. It surrounds us even on the highest mountain peak. God's faithfulness is just as all encompassing. Therefore God should be exalted above the heavens. His glory is over the whole earth for those with eyes to see. The seraphim see it. The cry continually, "the whole earth is full of your glory" (Isaiah 6:3)! These wonderful attributes of God cover the whole earth. You can never get away from His steadfast love and faithfulness. Count on these attributes of God, for they will never fail.

Remember: Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the steadfast love and faithfulness of God. You are safe if you take refuge under these wings.