Nov. 9, 2020

The Love of God

The love of God
John 3:16
For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.

Roman's 5:8
But think about this: while we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed His powerful love to us in a tangible display—the Anointed One died for us.

Although it sounds cliché God is love. It is good for us to reflect on God's immeasurable love for us. God saw it fit to redeem us even when it cost him the death of His son.  He knew that the only way out for us sinful souls was to rely upon the sacrifice of God's own Son. God wants us to fellowship with Him and live a victorious life.  He wants us overcoming the setbacks that satan has sent our way.  He wants us to war for the soul of man. A songwriter said "the love of God how rich and pure, how measureless and so strong " God's love for us is immeasurable. Jeremiah says I have loved you with an everlasting love and I have drawn you with my loving kindness. Also I know the plans I have for you says the lord, plans to give you a future you hope for.  God loves us and knows what is best for us. As long as we trust Him, His plans for us will play out in our lives. His plans for us supersedes our own plans for our lives. He gives us what is best to forge our character. Sometimes as I have said before: Character is forged in the crucible of affliction.  Just as our body benefits from exercise our soul benefits from affliction. We train our spirit to be obedient and walk in the ways of the Lord. We are born with an inherent nature to sin, or disobey God. We have to train our nature to follow God's law. Although God gives us a new nature once we accept Christ as our Lord, we need to let our lives be governed by God's law. What comes naturally to us is disobedience. We see wickedness and chaos in the world because of people following their nature. We need to subject our nature to God's law. God loves us and wants what is best for us. Following God's law is not always easy but is always best. In closing love God and keep his commandments for this is the duty of man. Amen.