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A Different Understanding of God’s Love

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

The beginning of John 3:16 points to that which prompted the missionary heart of God to act: his love.

A. W. Tozer imagined God's love as "a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests". If He wasn't a loving God, Jesus wouldn't have died for all our sins. John 4:9 says that God is love and that's the reason He sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our trespasses. For our bad decisions and for turning our back on Him. Jesus is the unbreakable bond between man and God and God sees us through eyes of love. The blood of Jesus washes our inequities to make us holy and pure in the eyes of our Heavenly Father.

The problem, or misconception, that some have about God's holiness and His love, is that one cane simply say a prayer accepting Christ, and then continue living a live without Him. We must encourage those to live in the light of Christ. God loves us so much that He wants us to know Him more, not just on the boundaries of our lives. The only way to know Him more is longing for Him and trying to please Him, but at the same time, being humans. Is it possible to disobey God with your efforts to please him? It is in that moment when we understand more and more the true meaning of the love God has for His children, although we cannot begin to fathom His plan. God's plan is all about loving you and extending His love through you to other people who don't know about His grace, salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life.

On the other hand, the understanding of God's love doesn't have to prompt us to dilute the reality of eternal death but rather motivate us to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, to preach the gospel to those who do not know the Lord yet. God is love, this motivates both the heart of God to provide salvation, and also the Christian to make salvation known.

He loves you. God loves you. Are you ready to love him and preach his gospel?

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