Living by Grace

Dedicated to providing guidance in daily living through the power of God's grace as experienced in our union with Christ.

Loving God

"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name." Psalm 91:14

Psalm 91 is a much-loved Psalm that begins with, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Verses 9 and 10 continue, “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling …”

In verses 1-13, the psalmist lists a series of blessing for those who put their trust in God. Then in verse 14-16, the Lord speaks. He expresses what He will do for those who love Him. He seems to be saying that those who trust Him also love Him.

When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment,” He immediately responded with, “You shall love the Lord your God.”

In Galatians 5:22, Paul writes that love is the fruit of the Spirit.

We are filled with the Spirit when flesh—the sin nature in us that prevents us from being filled with the Spirit—is put out of power through our experiencing our union with Christ in the spiritual crucifixion, burial and resurrection. We experience that union through faith and choice as indicated in the five commands of Romans 6:11-13.

High on the list of the blessings that are ours through loving God is mentioned in Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.