Psalm 65:4

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Righteousness is the concept. We are blessed by His choice, His house, His temple. It has nothing to do with right thinking, right actions, or right choices, only Jesus is righteous and we are blessed just to be with Him.

How easily we slip into feelings of worthiness when it wasn’t even our choice to belong to this family in the first place, we were chosen by God.

Even a fragile ego tries to defend itself. A proud ego doesn’t concern itself with lesser thoughts and is dismissive of other opinions and considerations.

What did we consider when we first decided to place our faith in Christ?

I need to be saved from the fiery pit of hell. That might be for some.

I want to be happy. That might be another thought.

I am wandering around lost in a perverse world that doesn’t care about me. Some might connect to that notion.

I need to be redeemed. Probably not the first thought for most of us. We might discover later the concept of redemption but not necessarily when we first asked Christ into our lives.

Perhaps others are curious in the same manner that I was back then. Why would this God be interested in me? I am not special. That thought led me on a journey of discovery to try and understand why this God would send His Son to die for me. I had never been loved like that. My life experience up until the point of God showing Himself to me was void of that kind of love.

I did not know there were so many different words for love. The Greeks have many words that can be translated as love. English has just one word and how that love is applied is to be considered. Parental love is one and if it is not applied correctly what is a floundering child supposed to think?

Lust isn’t love and if that is all one has felt there will be years of heartache before true love is experienced, if at all. Until then what fills that void in our hearts?

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