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“Love the Lord!”
Dr. Brodie I. Johnson, Pastor, Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church
Psalm 116:1-2 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
David is credited with being the author or anointed writer of Psalm 116. It constitutes anthems of praise and worship, deals with sacredness, and it also has the flavor of Deuteronomy. It also deals with how you’re going to love the Lord for what he has done for you. Some people “like” the Lord but they don’t “love” him. When you love, you make sacrifices. At some point you just can’t “like” God; you have to love him. It’s easy to love him because of all that he has done. But some of us have to get this “like and love” thing right.
God puts you in a position where you have to love him! He is not only able to tell you, but he is able to show you. God gives you more than what you need; he gives you some stuff you just want. His love is imperative in our lives.
116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Tell God you love him then you’ll learn to tell other folks you love them. Many look for love in the “wrong places” because they didn’t love in the “right places”. Love the Lord because he looked beyond your foolishness. God ignores some stuff and loves you in spite of it.
Some have “faucet” love; they just turn it on and off. Some have “peg leg” love; they will hop in and hop out. Some have “Brillcream” love; a little dab will do – they’ll tell anybody they love them just to get what they want. God’s love is complete. God still loves you whether other folks love you or not.
Learn how to thank God for loving you! When you think no one loves you at all – that’s when God’s love kicks in. Love puts you under conviction. It’s easy for you to lose focus off Christ – that’s what Satan wants you to do. You will no longer have peace because you have taken your eyes off Christ.
Stop letting others steal your peace. You can have peace when you bask in the Lord. Keep your focus on Christ and learn how to love the Lord!