We don’t begin with the call to love God. We begin with His plan to bless us – “the land” (Deuteronomy 6:1,3): “There is a happy land, far, far away, where saints in glory stand, bright, bright as day.”
* “far, far away” – “Your Kingdom come”: What a great future!
* “saints” – That’s what we are: by the grace of God.
* “stand” – Yes! We’ll be standing. We have fallen, but we shall stand!
* “bright” – Darkness will be a thing of the past. In God’s light, there will be no darkness.
Thinking about God’s future changes our present. We see how much He loves us, and we want to love Him more, and more …