As I continued reading through the Psalms this morning I came across what for me is one of the most profound verses in Scripture. If I remember correctly I first really reflected on this verse when I read a sermon of John Piper’s dealing with it. The verse is Psalm 63:3
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”
What strikes me is the frame of mind David has to be in to write such words. To reckon that God’s love is greater than one’s very own life – and not just intellectually, but to the point of action – is completely mind boggling for me. Everyday I love this life, and my life, more than God’s love – it is a constant challenge for me to reckon that God’s love is greater than life. Intellectually I’m there completely but in practice I’m miles away.
I pray for God’s Spirit to transform my heart and my actions so that I can sing this Psalm with David with great conviction.