Psalm 136:1 CEV reminds us to, “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! His faithful love never fails.”
When you review the Greek word translated “fails” in the NIV is related to a verb meaning “to fall.” By saying, “Love never fails,” the Bible means that God’s type of love will not fall or falter. It is constant forever…it endures forever. As God says in Jeremiah 31:3, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
Additionally, scripture reveals God’s eternal love for us, a love that never fails. God chose us (John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4-5), died for us (Romans 5:8), and will never leave us (Hebrews 13:5). In fact, nothing at all can separate us from God’s eternal love: “I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38–39).
If you have time today, I invite you to read 1 Corinthians 13. It’s not too long. In fact it’s only 13 verses.
In closing, there is absolutely nothing mercurial nor ambiguous about love. It is not based on whims, feelings, or passing fancies. Love is rock-solid, intent on benefitting the one loved, regardless of the cost. Beloved, be of good courage because God’s love never fails, it never gives up, and it will never run out on you!