How We Know That God Loves Us

Friday, September 22, 2017

“Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God.” (Colossians 1:15 GNT)

I know that God loves you and that God loves me, because everywhere Jesus went when he was here on earth, he loved the people.  He loved men, he loved women, he loved sinners, he loved godly people, he loved children, he loved older people.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the exact representation of the Father.  He himself said, ”Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).  Jesus revealed the love of the Father when he came to this world to lay down his life as a sacrifice for many.  In  shedding in blood on the cross, he paid the price for our sins, so we wouldn’t have to do so.  When we repent of our sins and put our trust in him, he gives us his righteousness, restored relationship with the Father, and eternal life.  No wonder the apostle John said, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God!”  (1 John 3:1 NIV)

The bottom line?  The love of God is not inspired by you or by me.  His love is not conditional on how well you’re doing or how you feel or how you’ve messed up or I’ve messed up.  God is love, and he loves you.  Don’t let the enemy of your soul or your own misplaced introspection rob you of this truth today.

Read Colossians 1:15-23.

 

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