“We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness, In the midst of Your temple” (Psalm 48:9 NKJV).

Again we return to one of the favorite themes of the Psalmist, namely, the “lovingkindness” of God. This attribute in the Hebrew is called “chesed.” It describes the unconditional and covenantal love of God. The Psalmist wrote that they had “thought on” this Divine attribute in the temple. In other words, they had “meditated on” God’s lovingkindness, literally, “likening or comparing” it to what they knew, in order to understand it and appreciate it better.
Today as believers, we are God’s holy temple. When we gather as the church, we encourage one another to “think on” God’s lovingkindness just as the saints of old, yet with greater illumination and understanding. For we have God’s greatest expression of chesed love in the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us meditate on this great love today. As the apostle John wrote, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us!” (1 John 3:1 NIV).