I long for Your salvation, O LORD, and Your law is my delight.
“ ”This psalm highlights one of the most important motivational factors in a Christian life: a focus, longing and deep desire for the future hope of God’s salvation. The psalmist writes that he longs for (or intensely desires) God’s salvation. As our informative article on salvation explains, the ultimate meaning of the biblical term salvation is being saved from death and receiving the gift of eternal life in the Kingdom of God. It is in that Kingdom we will all be children of God in His family.
Jesus Christ taught that we are to “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33, emphasis added). The future hope of salvation in God’s Kingdom should be the central motivational element in our life. It should be what drives us to “finish the race” and “keep the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
The apostle Paul expressed the same concept in Romans 8:23: “Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”
These three verses, among many others, express the importance of putting our focus on our future salvation. We are to long for, seek first and eagerly wait for the future that God is preparing for us.
To learn more about the process of salvation, read “How to Be Saved.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Replace Oversleeping With Motivation.”