Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Paul prayed for believers that they would, “comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:18-19).
Our understanding and experience of Jesus’ love is like a small drop in comparison to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans combined? Our knowledge of His love is greatly limited, to say the least. Not even eternity is sufficient to give us an exhaustive knowledge of His steadfast love. Isn’t that mind-boggling?
Unfortunately, even as believers, we have a tendency to cling to that which has no value. We should pray with the psalmist: “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!” (Ps. 119:25). It’s only when God infuses spiritual life that we’re able to live in the reality of today’s verse.
It states that Jesus’ love is better than life. Imagine the best life possible; it pales in comparison with His love. Do you believe that? Are you pursuing His love above anyone and anything else, or have the things of this world captured your affections?
Incredibly, it doesn’t matter what kind of circumstances you live in, no matter how dire. His love outweighs all of them. It reaches us in the greatest depth of sin and lifts us up to the highest height of glory. Nothing and no one can compare with His steadfast love.
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