For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son
Love is the root of our exist and relationship with God. Love is the best known and least understood of all God’s attributes. However it is the love of God that undeniably grants us grace, protect, and consoles us in our time of need.
One of the most popular passages no matter one’s belief system is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
I wonder how regularly any of us actually think about the miraculous and magnificent truth resident in that verse. God in all his sovereignty, the Creator of all things, the Spirit that operates from a holy and righteous place loves us without fail. I believe that if we tried to love others and ourselves the way God loves us, I think we would begin to operate differently. We would start to interact and esteem others differently.
We would prefer to be lights in this dark world (Matt. 5:14), and take a stand rather than adding to the darkness and we would most certainly speak the truth in (Eph. 4:15)—not mockingly, hatefully, or coldly.
As the New Believer’s Bible: New Testament observes: “The more we learn about what God has done for us, the more we will want to know about how to live for him. Our motives will come from a pure heart, not selfish ambition. God is looking for genuine believers whose walk matches their talk. Are you one?” (p. 10). “What’s Love Got to Do with it?” you ask. One might answer, “Everything”
For the duration of February, we will bring you instances of love—sacrificial love, and married love amongst believers.