Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Precious Pearls Ministry" Dana Rankin

Dana RankinFebruary 5, 2011 at 11:14am
Subject: Sunday Devotional
"I Love You"--The Fact of God's Love

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Recommended Reading
1 Cor. 13:4-8a

For the Weekend devotionals this month, we will look at the progression of God's love for us: The fact of God's love, the nature of God's love, the surprise of God's love, and the permanence of God's love.

The aspect of Christianity that sets it apart from all other world religions is the fact of God's love. Instead of requiring us to sacrifice ourselves to gain God's approval, He sacrificed Himself for us in order to satisfy His own nature and fulfill His own attributes. God doesn't love us because of something we did, He loves us because it is in His nature to love: "I love you," God says to us. And the sign of His love is the fact that He gave His only begotten Son to die for our sins. God turned love into a verb--an action word. There can be no doubt that God loves us. He proved it by what He did for us.

And therein lies the template for all who claim to belong to God: We must love as God loves us. We love God and love others because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). If we are to be recognized as belonging to God, it will be first because of how we love (John 13:35).

None walk so evenly with God as they who are assured of the love of God.
Thomas Manton

Have a blessed day!
In His Grip,

1 comment:

  1. Asking a special prayer for my sons and daughter that they may know the LOVE of GOD, that will take away all malice, envy, strife and let them walk in an enrich life that's in the will of GOD!



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