God so loves.
God so loves the world.
God so loves the world that He gave.
God so loves the world that He gave His one and only Son.
This love is foreign to me. I still can’t quite get my mind around God’s love because it’s quite unlike any love I’ve ever experienced. But like a giddy, first-time tourist trying to absorb the language and culture and beauty of a place I’ve only seen in magazines, I’m in awe of what I now behold firsthand. When it comes to God, I’m in awe. His love takes my breath away.
God responds rightly when angered. God does not retaliate when scorned. God tenderly embraces the sinner while tenaciously rejecting the sin. God is perfectly patient and perfectly kind. God is always faithful even when I am faithless. God helps the helpless. God cheers the losers and victors alike. God loves us all. His is a gracious, merciful, holy love. And because He is holy, and because we are not, God demonstrates His own love toward us sinners in this humbling way: Christ died for us.Read more: The Greatest Love
Is Jesus our main focus?
Recently, I spoke of our constant need to consider Jesus as the true source of strength, purpose, love, joy, and life. To illustrate this point I mentioned an interesting visual phenomenon.
There is a spinning square with a red dot in the center. There are also three yellow dots, equidistance from the red dot. If one keeps staring at the red dot in the center, then the yellow dots seem to disappear. Though the yellow dots remain, the focus is now so narrow that the red dot is all one sees.
The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord … Continue reading →
Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried, “Have everyone go out from me.” So there was no man with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. He wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard of it. Then … Continue reading →
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say. For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, … Continue reading →
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