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Perseverance #5 — Beloved Keeper

The Eternal is near to all who call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him. He will indeed 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 this eternal God listens for the cries of those who accept their finitude, so that he can work for our good, will not love arise in our hearts? Shouldn’t we readily love the One who will fulfill our desires as we conform ours to his? 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 he is our highest desire. The more we seek our satisfaction from him and in him, the more his glory is displayed. So he is righteous and just to keep those who love him. On the other hand, the wicked, those who don’t love God so that they call upon him for all he can do on their behalf, deserve to be destroyed. For they have committed the most heinous of crimes.

“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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