(I have been isolating verses as I work my way through Proverbs. I settle on a verse each morning and then write thoughts that come to me regarding the chosen verse.)
“Bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me.” Proverbs 8:21
My goal is to love God.
I must want Him.
I must seek Him full-time.
I must long to hear from Him. To talk to Him.
I must be well-aware of His presence. I look and know that He is there.
I don’t leave the door open and allow the Adversary to come into my life. I resist the Devil. I call him out. I ask for God’s protection. I recognize my weaknesses on my own.
I will mess things up with fear or pride. I will make obstacles of things and get distracted by them. I will forget to call for Help from the One Who loves me and is nearby.
Our front door is not working right. Have I called for Help? I am now.
Before, I was worrying about how I would take care of it. I was spending too much time on that trail.
Being close to God brings peace. That DOES NOT mean that things will smooth out as I fashion “smoothing out.” It means that I have realized that there is One who knows and I’m deliberately bringing Him onboard.
Because of God’s love, the consequences of my sins are forgiven, and I will have an after-life with God. What an inheritance that is!
To love Him right is to eliminate my “love” competitions. ‘Do you love me more than these?’
Jesus died for me, a sinner. Loving Him back is the only way I can repay Him.