“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16
LIGHT FOR NOW: The consistent character of God is love.
Man sinned. The wages of sin is death. Therefore, man must die. And man did not have the wherewithal to pay for the wages of his sin. But God loves man. God looked at the planet and saw that man did not have what it takes to pay for his sin. Man did not have the resources. Man was broke, helpless and destitute. Nothing on the planet could pay for the sin of man. But God loves man. The consistent character of God is love. God does not kill and make alive. He only makes alive. God does not destroy, He only saves. Jesus is the embodiment of God in human form to give correction to man’s perspective of God. Out of love, God became a man. The earth could not handle God in all His majesty. God had to become a man in order to access the earth and help man (Philippians 2:5-7). Jesus is God in human flesh for the purpose of redemption. God becoming a man is the love of God demonstrated. God loves you so much that He became a man because of you. He did not need to become a man; but out of His love for you, He became a man on your behalf for the purpose of redemption. This is the love of God for you.
Love is the sacrificial work of Christ (Romans 8:32). When you receive Christ, you receive the love of God and when you reject Christ; you reject the love of God. The love of God is a person and not a feeling. Jesus Christ is the love of God. In the love of God demonstrated, the price was eternally paid (Hebrews 10:12). The love of God is demonstrated such that God has brought man into a place of identification with Him such that as He is; so are you in this world. The love of God is in Christ. The believer is in Christ. Therefore, the believer in Christ is in the Love of God. The believer has no love problem because the love of God is shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost.
INSTRUCTION: Believe in the Love of God.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your love for me. I appreciate the gift of your Son, Jesus to die for my sins and bring me into union with you, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: The believer in Christ has no love problem.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 12; EVENING: MARK CHAPTER 16