Only God could have know that when David penned the opening words to this Psalm all of human history thereafter would be impacted by them. As a shepherd who would die to protect his flock, David foreshadowed the coming Shepherd who laid down His life for us, His sheep.
God’s love for us is plain in scripture. The cross has made it plain. God, who loves us enough to sacrifice His only begotten Son, wants us to love Him too.
So how are we doing in that? Loving God, I mean. The greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all of our strength. God doesn’t just desire our love, He commands it. He also has earned it through the death of His Son on the cross for us. God has purchased you and me.
I want to love God. Yet I face so many distractions. It isn’t easy. But it is good. In fact, loving God is my highest and very best. Loving God gives life the greatest purpose and most abundant fulfillment. Loving God is that for which we were designed.
Watch this moving skit about creation and redemption.