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Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Psalm 63:3 ESV
Everyone wants to be loved, even if they deny it. There is something at the base of who we are that desires to be known and accepted. And we try to fill that desire with all kinds of love. There is love for family, work, food, hobbies, but none fill us up all the way. We long for something more. We long for the love of God. Yet, we look for love in all the wrong places.
If you have had any experience with love, you probably have at least one story of how earthly love broke your heart. So when we read something like, “your steadfast love is better than life,” our earthly minds question how God’s love could actually be steadfast because our experience with love is so inconsistent.
But God’s love is radically different from the love that we experience here on earth. God’s love is firm and loyal. It is dependable and constant. It is so wonderful that our minds can’t fully understand it (Ephesians 3:19). His love is so perfect and complete that it deserves all our praise. In his love, God made the greatest sacrifice in sending us Jesus. Through Jesus, God gives us new life that is so much better than life without him.
My experience with earthly love has not been pretty. But when I experienced God’s love for the first time, my life became full and so much better than it was without him. I choose to worship God because I know him and I know his love. Will you choose to worship?
- Aleska Barkoviak