What is the love of God? I like the way Paul Washer defines it-- it is that divine
attribute that moves Him to freely and selflessly give Himself to others for their
benefit or good. His love is more than an attitude, an emotion, or a work. It is an
attribute of God.
1 John 4:10
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent His Son
to be a propitiation for our sins. Love was not invented or founded by humans,
sinful people.We (the world) did not love God first or give Him anything that
He should love us. He loved us his creation. We were pleasing in his sight...
And God saw EVERYTHING that he had made and, behold, it was very good.
He created all things including people and it was ALL very good. Then we sinned.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination
of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Because we sinned we had to have a consequence for all our wicked and evil actions and thoughts.
God knew that his people would have to die...The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. God loved the world. God so loved the world that
he gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
God loved us and did not want us to perish. We have to repent(turn from our sinful life) and
accept the gift of salvation that He gave us. His love is truly AMAZING!
He hath not dealt with after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
Often times we, as Christians, forget or let the realization of the LOVE of God fade from us.
We have been using the study book, The One True God, by Paul David Washer. We are on chapter 10, titled God is Love. I think this chapter is my favorite(so far=). It has helped me understand that Jesus' sacrifice has cleansed me and He does not count my sins against me nor does he deal with me according to my wicked ways. He forgives me and washes my transgressions from me.
I Love my Savior and my God!
We are coming to the end of January and this the first post I've made
from the Wells' end of the world! Just a little behind the times over
here. It is still pretty cold over here, so sitting by the fire is one of my
favorite hobbies.=) The wind has been picking up a little more every
day so...spring is on its way. We never look forward to those horribly
windy days. I have to remember that God treasures the wind. It is very
hard to remember to be thankful for the wind.
Random thoughts for January!