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Those Who Love Your Salvation

April 22, 2019


Those Who Love Your Salvation

Different people  “love”  different things.     Some literally love their pets  more than anything else,  others love foods  more than anything.     Still others love their possessions  of various sorts  to the point of being totally possessive and selfish.     Some love their physical well-being so much  that their obsession leads them  to fear aging  and death.     Others will love their work so much  that they ignore their health,  family  and friends.     And,  there are those who love gambling,  drugs,  and drinking to the point  that they ruin their lives  and the lives  of those around them.

All of these  “loves”  and many others are harmful extremes  that warp reality and deceive us  in various ways.     When we place these  “loves”  above every thing,  they become traps  that prevent us  from realizing the salvation  that God is offering to the world  in Jesus Christ.     Every one of these  “loves”  is only temporary.     They all will fail us sooner or later — or ruin us in short order.    

There is one love  that balances all  of reality — that is our love  for the LORD.     Our love  for the LORD  balances everything in life  because it faces the truth  of our being.     We are created beings,  created by God Almighty.     We are born  and we will die.     And the truth  that most people want to run and hide from  is the fact that we are all sinners,  doomed to eternal hell because of our sins.

That truth  that we want to hide from  is usually the reason  we allow ourselves  to get obsessed  with other  “loves”.     We don’t want to think  about our desperate need  for a Savior.     But,  ignoring the truth  does not make it go away.     God’s truths are eternal.     As much as we don’t want  to face our sins,  confessing them  to our Lord  and asking for His forgiveness  in Jesus Christ is the one thing  that frees us.     When Jesus Christ frees us  from our burden of sin,  we experience the wondrous salvation  of God.

That is when we learn  to love Jesus Christ.     We don’t have to  always be running away  and hiding from our Creator and Judge.     We come  to see God  as our heavenly Father,  who has been doing marvelous things  for us all along.

As King David meditated  on the grace  of God’s salvation,  his heart was filled with praise  and he wanted to share his praise  with all God’s children.     So,  he sang  in Psalm 70:4,

May those who love  Your salvation  always say,    
“Let God be exalted!”

Loving the salvation God freely gives us,  brings out a joy and praise  that exalts God.     No more hiding our sins.     We are free in Christ Jesus.     We are clean — and now we can start living  to God’s glory,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     My Savior,  the truths of Your salvation are glorious  beyond words.     You have been working out our salvation  since the beginning  of time.     May we spend the rest  of our days  truly living  for You.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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