LOVE FOR ALL
As Christians we learn from a Savior who loved us all while we were still sinners. Jesus’ love is one that reaches out to every man, woman and child. It matters not the sins we commit, His love calls for each and every one of us to accept His love and purpose for us.
HATE FOR SIN
Although God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting, we also know that He is holy and has sincere hatred against sin. Imagine His hatred: He sent His Son for the core purpose of redeeming and cleansing us from all sins. Thus, His Son was invested for the return of our holiness. When we flirt, dabble and indulge in sin, we break His heart and show hatred towards God.
So he loves us no matter who we are or what we have done, but he abhors sin and our sinfulness with a righteous jealousy.
Imagine you had dedicated your life to loving and caring for someone. When you helped them out, they would never be there for you. When you had made every effort for them to have peace, joy and security they would never see the sacrifice as anything worth consideration. When you stayed faithful, they cheated. Your jokes were never funny enough, but the other person’s was. Your love was seeing as pathetic and weak but they preferred a more dangerous and abusive love that left them victimized. You only had the best of self-sacrificial love to share, but they preferred the love of someone you knew, was evil in its purest of forms.
What would you do?
Would you not warn them about the dangers of the other person?
Would you not speak to their value system and self-worth and let them know they deserve better than the abuse?
If you had limitless power, would you not want to rend heaven and earth to secure their heart and rebuke their pain?
This is but a snippet, snapshot, screenshot in the eyes of a God whose feelings are a million times over than we may have the capacity to feel.
Imagine how His heart breaks when we play around with sin.
Imagine His pain when the things He died for us to be free from, we nurture, protect and call it good.
The same devil He gave us the power to defeat, is the one we keep closest to our hearts; while rejecting Him.
My friends please consider the love relationship between God and You. No one loves a cheater; Yet any day Jesus would say “I DO!”
Prayer for Today:
LORD JESUS, I know I have been unfaithful and ungrateful to You in more ways than I can count, consider or remember. I ask you to forgive me and I invite You in my heart today.
Help me to love You the way You love me.
Help me to love myself the way You love me.
Help me to love each person the way You love me and finally;
Help me to love my enemies the way You love me.
I pray these things in no other name, but the In the Name of Jesus Christ. AMEN!!!