Hesed - God’s Merciful Love
The love of God takes many forms in the Old Testament but it is supremely displayed in the Hebrew word hesed. Hesed means mercy but it is used in a way that puts love at the forefront.
The translators of the Bible have had a difficult time expressing what hesed really means. It encompasses so may of God’s characteristics like mercy, kindness, faithfulness, devotion, grace and love, all packed into one word. God tells us what it means when He says: