Anglican Devotional 5 May 2024: Another Dimension Of God’s Love

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 5 May 2024 – Another Dimension Of God’s Love

TOPIC: Another Dimension Of God’s Love

READ: Psalm 68: 14-26(NKJV)

  1. When the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was [white] as snow in Zalmon.
  2. A mountain of God [is] the mountain of Bashan; A mountain [of many] peaks [is] the mountain of Bashan.
  3. Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of [many] peaks? [This is] the mountain [which] God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell [in it] forever.
  4. The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [Even] thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them [as in] Sinai, in the Holy [Place.]
  5. You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even [from] the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell [there.]
  6. Blessed [be] the Lord, [Who] daily loads us [with benefits,] The God of our salvation! Selah
  7. Our God [is] the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord [belong] escapes from death.
  8. But God will wound the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in His trespasses.
  9. The Lord said, “I will bring back from Bashan, I will bring [them] back from the depths of the sea,
  10. That your foot may crush [them] in blood, And the tongues of your dogs [may have] their portion from [your] enemies.”
  11. They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
  12. The singers went before, the players on instruments [followed] after; Among [them were] the maidens playing timbrels.
  13. Bless God in the congregations, The Lord, from the fountain of Israel.


The scriptures, in many places, talk about the love of God for mankind. The most popular of them all is in John 3: 16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…”From our text today, the Psalmist outlines other ways through which God’s love for mankind is demonstrated: (1) God loads us with benefits (who dailybears our burden, v.19; NIV); (2) He saves us, v.20; (3) God fights our enemies, who are God’s enemies too, v.21. All these show that God has his people in mind and does not turn away His eyes from His people when they face challenges. This is why the Psalmist says that God is our Saviour who daily bears our burdens (v.19; NIV).

When Christians face great trials like health issues, financial crises, marital problems, unemployment, insecurity, etc., God invites them to cast their burdens and cares upon Him (Psa. 55: 22). He then bears the weight of the burdens and sustains His people in the situations. God sets us free from bearing the burdens which enslavement to our enemies would impose on us. Our Lord Jesus Christ himself invites Christians who are faced with challenges to come to him with the assurance of giving them rest (Matt.11: 28). Again, Apostle Paul urges Christians to bring all their anxieties to God in prayer instead of worrying over them (Phil.4: 6). Taken together, all these clearly show other dimension of God’s love.

PRAYER: Father; may I always recognise and appreciate your love for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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