“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength” (Psalm 18:1).
The Psalmist makes this very personal. What has been translated as, “Lord” is actually derived from the name Jehovah, the name of God. The Psalmist David is saying I love you Jehovah. Love is personal. David has made this love for God very personal by addressing our Lord by name.
This love he has for God is his character, his strength and his very being. It is a love and compassion that fulfills as well as fills. God in return of David’s love has filled him with strength.
“That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” (Proverb 8:21).
God strengthens His children, those that truly love Him. He strengthens and fills them with love, righteousness, wisdom and with a moral compass that keeps them on track. Fear of this world melts away.
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
There is a reason why Jesus said what He said when asked what the great commandment was. He started off with to, “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength” (Mark 12:30).
Jesus knew that God is love. The power of love (God) is stronger than anything else in existence. If we love God he strengthens us to beyond the natural to the supernatural. Natural things, earthy, carnal things are easily overcome. This power from our love and God’s love that enables us supernaturally only helps to increase the love we already have for Him.
Jehovah is God. He is love. He is our strength.
I will love thee O Lord my strength