As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!” (Psalms 119:7 NLT)
As Sports Parents, my wife and I enjoy football season. This week, we watched our youngest do his best as the starting JR. High center, playing hard in a tough loss. Then the next night, we had the privilege of hearing our daughter sing the national anthem beautifully before the game, then watch our Senior son as Team Captain, and they go on to win a monumental game! We love watching our kids do well!
But, like God, our greatest desire for our kids is not in their achievements, but to see them live obediently to God. The Lord takes more pleasure out of our simple love and right living for Him than in any accomplishments we could make. The greatest “Thank You!” we could ever give Him for the wonderful life He tries to provide for us is just to live according to His Word!
As you come to church today, come knowing that there is nothing you could do that will make God love you more; He simply loves you always. But show your gratefulness to Him by just doing what He asks, living the way that He ordains all of us to. Your best show of love to God is to just be His well-behaving child! I’m glad we are loved so richly today!