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Sunday, December 12, 2010

God's Great Love For You And Me

I was thinking on the character of God recently and my mind began to wander. It finally zeroed in on one concise thought and I couldn't rest until I started writing it down. Here was that one thought... "Why does God love ME?" So for a short time I played around with all sorts of reasons in my head why He would love me. Because I am so good, because of my many talents and gifts, and maybe even because I had so much to offer Him. (All tongue in cheek of course)

The bottom line when I was done thinking about it was this.

The reason He loves me is because I am created in His image.

He loves me not because of who I am or what I can offer back to Him, but because He is God and He chose to love me before the foundation of the earth. Here are some verses today that speak of His great love for us. I pray that you feel His love for you today and are blessed by His Word.

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Eph 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved--

Joh 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

2Th 2:16-17 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Rom 5:7-8 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die-- but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1Jn 3:1-2 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Jer 30:22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God."

God's love is perfect - God's love never fails - God's love never ends.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful, thank you for the encouragement.