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Perseverance #5—Beloved Keeper

The Eternal is near to all who call upon him sincerely. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him. He will certainly hear their cry and save them. The Eternal keeps all who love him; but all the wicked, he will destroy. Psalm 145:18–20

If we want to be kept by God, we must love him. What could be easier? What could be more enjoyable? How could we not love someone who has the power to generate and sustain himself according to his perfect wisdom? When we consider that the Eternal One eagerly listens for our cries so that he can work for our good, should not love fill our hearts? He longs for us to recognize and accept our finitude so we will call out to him. Shouldn’t we readily love the One who will fulfill our desires as we submit ourselves to his righteous leadership? It only makes sense to love such a God. It also makes sense for him to keep those who love him. For he is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. The more we seek his satisfying work in our lives, the more his glory is displayed and celebrated as he meets our needs. So he is righteous and just to keep those who love him. On the other hand, the wicked, those who don’t love God enough to call upon him for all he can do on their behalf, deserve to be destroyed. For they have committed the most heinous offense.

“O my God, preserve my soul, for I am your godly one. Save your servant who trusts in you. Be gracious to me, O Eternal, for to you I cry all day long” in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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