Wednesday, March 4, 2009

God is love

Sometimes when Bible believing Christians begin to seek after knowledge and doctrinal truths(which is good), the devil can play a trick on us where we just focus on the justice, holiness and perfectness of God and we completely forget that God is also love.

Don't get me wrong, meditating on the holiness and perfect justice of God is not wrong, but when you focus only on this then when you stumble in your walk and you sin, then you will fall into a big trap hole that is hard to get out of. I have experienced this myself so I know, and I'm pretty sure every Christian has gone through this at some point as well. When you forget that God is love then its a continuous perpetual cycle of guilt and an unhealthy type of fear towards God.

With enough time of doing this then gap between you and Christ begins to widen and the separation begins to cause you anger and you now begin to blame God for everything that is happening, without ever realizing that the devil has got you right where he wants you. Just because God is sovereign does not mean that every bad thing that happens is his fault, if you read the book of Job you can see that its was the devil doing the damage and the harm, and God allowed him to do it because of his accusations against Job.

Why would God allow the devil to do it? There are many different answers to this, a really popular one is purification that comes because of grace, God is sanctifying us and molding us into the image of His Son, (which by the way suffered more than any man) and through struggles we learn the greatest lessons. The bottom line is that we are sinners and we deserve so much more, theologically we deserve hell for our crimes against God but because He loved us so much he came down and lived a perfect life resisting every temptation and willingly went to the cross and endured the wrath of God so we wouldn't have to. If that doesn't describe the love of God then I don't know what does.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1John 4-8 NKJV

If we only knew the fierce and vigorous love that God has towards his saints. We are His bride and if a godly man loves his wife then imagine how much more the SON of God will love His bride. If a godly man loves His son then imagine how much more God the Father will love His son. The shepherd holds his lambs in his arms and caresses them and He loves them, for they are his own.

Pray this prayer: Father God who is in heaven, grant me a greater revelation of your love and your grace, open the way for me to see the fierce love that you have for me and all your saints, and help me to share it with others.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey BATISTA..CN I have your email address to keep in touch cause i so feel the same way about the whole ltd and stuff I would to love to talk to you more about it.