ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of GOD: John 3:16, 12:24-46, 17:20-26, Eph. 4:11-16
LOVE “WORTH CONSIDERING” 2/23/19 (Across my desk this morning from Joel.)
“…I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”
(Jeremiah 31:3, NKJV)
God’s Unending Love
God tells you in His Word that He has always loved you and will always love you—a love that is truly eternal and unending. Nothing can ever separate you from His love, and there is nothing you can do to make Him love you more and nothing you can do to make Him love you any less. His love is truly amazing! Human love can be powerful and faithful, but it still falls short of the perfect love God has for you. It has been said that you can’t out-give God, and that’s true of love as well! First Corinthians 13 is a wonderful chapter because it gives a glimpse into God’s love, which never fails. All the loves on the earth either fall away or fail from time to time, but not God’s perfect love. That is a wonderful thing to know and something to model your own love and life after.
A Prayer for Today
“God, thank You for loving me with an unending love through Jesus Christ. Give me the same heart to truly love others as You love them. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
We all want GOD’S LOVE & APPROVAL but the CONCEPT OF OBEDIENCE to have it, IS A PROBLEM.. Most tend to agree with those who crucified Jesus, “We will not have this man to rule over us.” But in HIS LOVE HE has given us a life time to come to a final decision. So as long as you are alive you can still decide. 1 Cor. 2:11-15 (The verses that the Holy Spirit gave me to decide on 4/28/55)
One time I ask the Lord for HIS definition of LOVE. In my heart came the words, “Love is the highest good for the other person, regardless of personal costs.” That gave me a lot to consider. After all, who can know the highest good… Oh! yes, I remember, The Holy Spirit. So if I really want to help some one I need to ask the Holy Spirit what to do. On my own I have sometimes been indulgent and permissive and in pride I have even made the situation worse. What if a soul is under their own sowing and reaping process of the judgment of God to bring them to repentance? And I get between them and the judgment as God’s little helper. Guess what, If God has to go through me to get to them I can go down with the ship, if need be, as well. Job a good example of that.
And if you read the Book Jude and of Revelation there is an eternal hell of darkness for those who choose the darkness, Jude 13, Rev.22:11 & 15. In fact Jesus taught often about HIS concerns for those headed towards hell in much of HIS ministry. So as much as Our Heavenly Father would like us to respond to HIS love with love, humility and obedience, in the Great Tribulation we will get to see the WRATH of the other side of who HE is. And as you read through the Bible you will see both sides of HIS nature clearly revealed. So though “GOD IS LOVE” that is not all that HE is. God’s nature is Love, Holiness and Power. Christ Jesus as the WORD of GOD gave us a profound illustration of that TRUTH with teaching us about both blessing and cursing and also by HIS example. So we see, by scriptures that the LOVE and WRATH of GOD are in balance. Want HIS love, come into a place of humility, love and obedience to Christ Jesus as LORD. Otherwise your future is rather bleak if you consider the Bible as a source of GOD’s TRUTH.
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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