How would you rather want God to deal with you, according to his law or according to his love? Easy question, eh? If God deals with us according to his law we would all be on the receiving end of a mighty smite. If, however, God deals with us according to his love then we become objects of mercy.
How would you rather deal with God, according to your law or according to your love? Harder question, eh? If we deal with God according to our law we will never accept who God is and what God wants for us. If we deal with God according to our love then we will pursue him and yearn for his ways.
Though we want love, it’s often not easy for us to give love. Love demands effort and energy, selfless devotion and untiring attention. Even as our eyes fail, we must still look for God in love.
I have done what is righteous and just;
do not leave me to my oppressors.
Ensure your servant’s well-being;
let not the arrogant oppress me.
My eyes fail, looking for your salvation,
looking for your righteous promise.
Deal with your servant according to your love
and teach me your decrees.
I am your servant; give me discernment
that I may understand your statutes.
It is time for you to act, O LORD;
your law is being broken.
Because I love your commands
more than gold, more than pure gold,
and because I consider all your precepts right,
I hate every wrong path.