“My lips will glorify You because Your faithful love is better than life.” – Psalm 63:3
You’ve probably heard the phrase: love isn’t enough. Whether or not that phrase is true for people is up for debate. But there’s no question about love being enough when it comes to God.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
My favorite preacher believes that that verse might be the greatest verse of the Bible, as it is full of superlatives. It has the greatest Being – God. There’s also the greatest degree – so. God didn’t just love the world, He so loved it – He loved it so much. Then there’s love – the greatest thing (1 Cor. 13:13). And the greatest amount of people are in that verse, as well – the world. Lastly, there’s the greatest gift – His only begotten Son that we might have everlasting life.
That’s more than enough love. And that love is more than enough, for everybody. God’s faithful love is better than life (Psalm 63:3). He gave His only Son so that you and I might have life eternally and abundantly (John 10:10).
All we have to do in order to receive that gift of His Son is to obey the Lord. When a person buys you a gift, you don’t actually receive that gift until you take steps to get it. God has told us what we need to do in order to receive the greatest gift that we could ever be given.
The first step is for us to believe, but it doesn’t stop there. Jesus said we must repent of our sins (Luke 13:3). We must confess that He is Lord (Matt. 10:32-33). We must be baptized for the forgiveness of our sins (Mark 16:15-16). And we must live faithful until death (Rev. 2:10). Then we can take hold of everlasting life.
Receive that greatest gift from the greatest Being because of the greatest thing, at the greatest degree, that’s more than enough for you and for me. Will you obey Him today?
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” – 1 John 3:16
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