But God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” – Romans 5:8
LIGHT FOR NOW: God does not talk about love; He acts it.
Jesus Christ is the embodiment of love. It was out of his love for you that made him leave his heavenly position to die for you in order to remodel you to be in his class. Jesus is God explaining Himself. When you see Jesus, you see all of God. Redemption was already designed by God. This is the literary meaning of the concept of predestination. It means to foreknow which implies to know beforehand. This is the true nature of God (Romans 11:2). God knew that Jesus Christ will die for the sins of man. This has to do with specific knowledge. The determinate counsel of God was for Christ to die for the sins of man. The love of God is seen in His demonstration. To know the love of God; you must watch His actions keenly. God does not talk about love, He acts it. Love is not in saying, love is in acting. Love must always come with a corresponding action. The birth of Christ was God’s first incarnation in the flesh. He was manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). Christ was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). There is nothing about the birth of Christ that can actually save a man. The giving of the only begotten son was on the cross.
According to Romans 5:8, God does not have any reason for loving you. He died for you even when you were a sinner and of no use whatsoever to him. When you understand the love of God towards you, you will never cease to worship Him both in your service and with your resources. God acted out His love for you. You must also appreciate His love for you by constantly being at your place of service in church, give your resources to advance the gospel as well as witness Christ to your world. God’s love subsists. If you have the love of God, then you have everything you need in life.
INSTRUCTION: Stay with His love.
Prayer: Father, I appreciate your love for me. I pray for the grace to always appreciate this love by giving out my time and resources for the advancement of the gospel, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: You have been accepted in the beloved.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 15; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 3