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God so loves.
God so loves the world.
God so loves the world that He gave.
God so loves the world that He gave His one and only Son.
This love is foreign to me. I still can’t quite get my mind around God’s love because it’s quite unlike any love I’ve ever experienced. But like a giddy, first-time tourist trying to absorb the language and culture and beauty of a place I’ve only seen in magazines, I’m in awe of what I now behold firsthand. When it comes to God, I’m in awe. His love takes my breath away.
God responds rightly when angered. God does not retaliate when scorned. God tenderly embraces the sinner while tenaciously rejecting the sin. God is perfectly patient and perfectly kind. God is always faithful even when I am faithless. God helps the helpless. God cheers the losers and victors alike. God loves us all. His is a gracious, merciful, holy love. And because He is holy, and because we are not, God demonstrates His own love toward us sinners in this humbling way: Christ died for us.
Is Jesus our main focus?
Recently, I spoke of our constant need to consider Jesus as the true source of strength, purpose, love, joy, and life. To illustrate this point I mentioned an interesting visual phenomenon.
There is a spinning square with a red dot in the center. There are also three yellow dots, equidistance from the red dot. If one keeps staring at the red dot in the center, then the yellow dots seem to disappear. Though the yellow dots remain, the focus is now so narrow that the red dot is all one sees.
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you … Continue reading →
There is only Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? (James 4:12) Have you ever run into another believer who has what is known as a judgmental spirit? I have found my self in situations like that and must say … Continue reading →
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you … Continue reading →