God Commands His Love

15 Apr

Psalm 42:8
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.

This is a beautiful picture of the love of God.  What does it mean that He directs it?  In Hebrew, that word direct is a military term.  It means to command.  Just like what a general gives to a soldier.  God commands His love to reach out to us.

Think about that.  His love is under direct orders to show up in our lives.  Whether we know it or not, He loves us.

But there is something even more incredible about it.  The Scripture say that it is by day that He commands his love.  There is something that I have heard many parents say.

“My children are wonderful, especially when they’re asleep!”

I remember when my children were little.  It was so easy to feel a warmth and love for them when I watched them asleep in bed.  All of the messes, conflicts, and misbehaviors seemed to melt away in those moments.

In that sense it would be easy for God to love us at night, while we are sleeping.  But that is not the case.  He commands His love by day, when we are awake.  While we are up and doing whatever we are doing is when He commands His love to us.

This is a very comforting thought – that God loves us wherever we are and whatever we are doing.  It is all based upon His love and not my performance.  He commanded His love toward us while we were still His enemies.

Let this truth motivate you to press in to the Presence of the Lord.  Spend some quality time with the One who truly wants to be with you.  Let His love flow through you and out to a world that is in desperate need of knowing it.

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Posted by on April 15, 2012 in Daily Thoughts


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