Loving Salvation

Psalm 40:16

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!”

The concept of loving salvation is a difficult one for Christians because it feels so abstract.  We can understand the process and we can look forward to the end result but ultimately it feels like it is still some distance away.  Only when we get to heaven will we feel the full effects of our salvation.

But this doesn’t mean that our salvation is completely lost on us while we await its complete fulfillment.  We should rejoice in knowing the forgiveness of God and that heaven awaits us.

We have another reason for rejoicing and loving salvation that the writer of this Psalm did not – we know the cost of our salvation.  We should love salvation even more than the people of the Old Testament because we know that it is a result of Jesus’ death on the cross.

Part of loving salvation is wanting to share it with other people.  We do this with other parts of our life but not often with our own Christianity.  If we find a great restaurant that we like, we’re likely to tell friends about it.  If we hear a song that we love, we’ll want to tell friends about the artist or the album.  Shouldn’t it be the same for salvation?  If we love salvation, shouldn’t we want to share it with everyone else as well?

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