Psalm 91:14

“Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him”.

Love comes high on God’s agenda! It was love that motivated God’s great plan of salvation. John 3:16 states “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. 1 John 3:1 says “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God”. Then we have that amazing, definitive description of God’s nature in 1 John 4:7 and 4:16 “God is love…”.

Another tremendous truth about God’s love is that he shares it with us! Romans 5:5 tells us that “…The love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit that he has given to us” Can we fully understand that? Paul prayed for God’s people at Ephesus that they would understand it. “I am praying for you” he says; “… that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God”. Ephesians 3:17-19. This means, not only God’s love to us, but God’s love through us. The thought that we can know the unlimited potential of the total love of God flowing through our lives, is overwhelming. It is indeed “more than we can ask or even think”.

However, there is another angle with regard to love, and that is in Psalm 91:14. This is a promise of protection and deliverance. Whoever composed this Psalm, loved God intensely. He is “dwelling” in God. He is speaking of his own experience and recommending it to others. God says of him; “because he has set his love on me – I will deliver him”. Remember God’s command to His people Israel; “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength”  Deuteronomy 6:5. Be encouraged to ‘set’ your love on God. Let your praise, your gratitude and your service all be a testimony of your love for him. You will experience the same shelter, comfort, and deliverance that the person who wrote this Psalm did. You too will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress: My God, in Him will I trust”.

May your love for God be equal to his love for you.

Be Blessed,

Eddie

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