Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I love the LORD

"I love the LORD ..." Psalm 116 v 1

King David many years ago wrote, being inspired by the Holy Spirit, “I love the Lord”. He declared his love to the Lord; showing the deep affection and gratitude he had in his heart to the Lord. These words were not just spoken lightly in an unfeeling way, no, he means what he says!

David had experienced a time of great distress and danger. In verse three of this Psalm, he writes, “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.” Death to him seemed imminent; therefore in great distress, he thought upon death, and what lay beyond it. He knew tremendous sorrow in his heart.

What hope was there for him?

The only hope he knew was to be found in the Lord. The Lord did help and deliver David so that he could sing and write meaningfully, “I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

The Lord heard and helped David; He was his Saviour. We need the Lord Jesus Christ. Death will one day face all of us and the Bible clearly says; “A time to be born, and a time to die;” Ecclesiastes 3: 2.

We need to be prepared for death.

The Bible says “prepare to meet thy God,” How can we be ready? We can only be ready by repenting of our sins, confessing them to the Lord and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” One who repents and believes, enters into a living relationship with the Lord; there is a new walk and a wonderful new love. Christ is now the beloved; there is new a song in their mouths “I love the LORD”.

Oh that you would love the Lord and trust in Him.

Those who truly love the Lord know that real, true and special peace that all is well, that heaven will be before them and not hell.

I commend to you the spotless, sinless, Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. He suffered so much, especially on the cross where He faced death itself. He faced all this in order to save sinners; all who come to Him by faith.

Be assured Christ will welcome you

Listen to His voice, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6: 37.

Dear friends, my great concern is that you would love Christ and so be able to say with David; "I love the LORD!" Oh that you would begin to discover the amazing love of Christ! Jesus Himself said: “ Greater love hath no man than this, that a Man lay down his life for His friends.” John 15:13.