“Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.”
The writer of Psalms understood the wonderful height, depth and width of the love of our Heavenly Father. He knew how much he was loved and it showed through his writing. This knowledge ultimately dictated his life and choices. We too have this same choice. Do we let the knowledge that we are loved by God pass away as an interesting and good point of our faith, or do we let His love radically change the way we live and think? Think about it, if you know you are so loved by a God who gave His only Son for your sins, doesn’t that make you not want to sin. If you know you are so loved by a God who forgives unconditionally and blesses unreservedly, doesn’t that make you live a life of gratitude?
We mustn’t let the knowledge that we are radically loved by our Heavenly Father just be words on paper or ‘academic’ love. We must let this knowledge change us completely. Let’s join the Psalmist and praise our God for as long as we live. After all, His love is better than life itself.