The question has already been asked on ebible.com, "What does it mean to love Jesus?" But what did it mean for an Old Testament saint, like David (who wrote Psalm 18:1) to love God? David said, "I love you, O Lord, my strength." What did he mean by this?
Psalms 18:1 - 50
ESV - 1 I love you, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
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In my opinion, in both the Old (Deuteronomy 11:1,22) and New (John 14:15,23) Testaments (and even up until today), people loved/love God by obeying Him and His commandments. That obedience did not (and still does not) save them, but flows from gratitude to Him for salvation that He had/has already granted as a result of faith -- in the Old Testament, faith in the future fulffillment of God's promises; in the New Testament, faith in the completed fulfillment of those promises in Christ.
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