Praise Week: He Loves Us?

“Praise be to God, who has not rejected a my prayer or withheld his love from me!” (Psalm 66:20)

What exactly does God owe us? Maybe it’s too easy to say he doesn’t owe us anything. He did create us, after all. And he is just to his creatures, giving good gifts to all.

praise_337But he does not owe us love. We do not have the right by default to have the God of the universe love us and hear out prayers.

David ends his praise psalm – and our praise week – amazed that God, the God of all, has not rejected his request. In fact, God has proven his love for one among the billions in time and space again and again.

Does God love you? Does he hear your prayers and answer them? Then let’s praise him today.

Think: Why do you think it’s so easy for us to get bored with the idea that God loves us and listens to us? How much does that matter to you?

Pray: Praise God for loving you and responding to your prayers because you come to him in the name of Jesus.

Do: Look forward to your next opportunity to praise God.