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365 Devotionals: Songs of Praise
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
He Loves Us. He Loves Us More
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. Psalm 68:11 | Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19 | I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30 | Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. Psalm 70:4 | I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. Psalm 71:16 | AMP
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The joy of knowing the Lord is understanding how much He loves us. If it does not make you feel like signing, perhaps you have not thought about it enough. We do not need to pull petals. We can enjoy the beauty of a whole flower, knowing that Jesus loves us without a doubt. It is amazing how the world is searching for a love story. But, the greatest story of love ever told is the true story of how Christ endured the cross, despising the shame; and laid down His own life for you and I – because God so loved the world (John 3:16).
He loved us before we loved Him. He loved us more than riches and honor and the whole world. All this was offered to Jesus and indeed was already His inheritance, but He was still obedient to the cross. Christ loved us more than His own life. He submitted to the vision (that God had to restore humanity to himself) – it was love on a mission.
He loved us when we were not worthy. I certainly was not worthy that Christ should die on a cross for me. Yet, He thought that I was worth saving. He thought that you were worth saving. Before we lived, Jesus paid the price for our sins. He paid it all. He paid it forward.
And what does the Lord want for all of His love toward us? He wants us to do what we were created to do – praise Him. But praise is more than music. We can praise God with every faculty of our being. This total praise is what God is looking for in His people.
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. 32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.