18 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.
19 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.
20 You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old (Micah 7:18-20).
What an amazing reality! Steadfast love refers to God’s covenant fidelity, his promise-keeping faithfulness to his people. The amazing thing about the steadfast love of the Lord is that it doesn’t come out of a cold, calculated duty. Rather, it arrises from delight. God enjoys loving his people like this. I can’t speak for you, but I’d be willing to bet you aren’t always lovable. I know I’m not. The idea that God loves a wretch like me is amazing, but the fact that he delights in doing so is mind-blowing. Find hope in that today, Christian. God doesn’t love you because he has to. He loves you because it is his delight to do so.