Happy Monday Saints.
Romans 8:32 “HE WHO DID NOT SPARE HIS OWN SON, BUT GAVE HIM UP FOR US ALL – HOW WILL HE NOT ALSO, ALONG WITH HIM, GRACIOUSLY GIVE US ALL THINGS?”
God spared nothing when it came to saving mankind. He gave HIS OWN SON to save us all. Why? Because He loves us.
God loves YOU. He doesn’t love you because of what Jesus did for you, or because you’re a believer, or because you’ve got the Holy Spirit living inside you. He loves YOU unconditionally, and there is nothing you or anybody else can do (or not do) to change how much God loves YOU.
God does not love you because He gave His Son for you – He gave His Son for you because HE LOVES YOU.
Without the proper perspective, we can easily fall into the trap of thinking that we have to obtain, achieve, do, or have something in order for God to love us.
Some might have a “Hopefully I’ve done enough to make God love me” kind of mentality. And this ongoing unrest puts us right back into working tirelessly to obtain something that is already ours.
God’s love is not something to be earned – His love is meant to be the inspiration, the impetus, and the power that fuels everything we do. It’s because of His GREAT LOVE that we can love Him in return and love others.
How about you? Do you love others as God does, or do people around you have to earn your love?
Let God’s unconditional love for you shape your love for those around you, and regardless of how others might conduct themselves – BE kind, generous, courteous, gracious, and LOVING.
Have a great week Saints. God bless and lots’a love,