How Great Is His Love?

How great is God’s love that He would die for us?

Though He could have saved Himself, because He was the Son of God. How great is His love for us?

How great the Father’s love.

Many songs have been written about the greatness and mystery of God’s love.

I would like to know the greatness of His love.

Movie: The Case for Christ

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Hebrews 8:6-13

But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord , when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord . For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord : I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord ,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” In that He says, “A new covenant ,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Hebrews 8:6‭-‬13 NKJV

Talking About Grace

Having read this I must share it for it explains John 1:16-17 and the grace that is spoken of in these two verses.

“Of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” – John 1:16,17

We learn two things about God’s grace in these verses. First, we learn about the completeness of God’s grace. The word “fullness” means “being filled; completeness; abundance; a fulfilling.” This speaks of the sum total of the attributes and power of Christ. Out of God’s inexhaustible supply of resources, He gives believers all they need. Moses gave the Law to highlight the reality of sin, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more. If God dealt with us according to the Law alone, we could not survive. But on the Cross, Jesus’ sacrifice and blood met all of God’s demands. In the Law, every animal sacrifice was an expression of God’s grace, but in Jesus, we have the grace of God in its completeness. The abundant supply of this grace will never be diminished because we receive “grace for grace.”

Second, we learn about the coming of God’s grace. The Law was more impersonal than grace is. The Law was carved into cold tablets of stone, but grace came to us in the incarnate Son of God. Jesus had to come to earth as He came (born of a virgin) in order to be what He was (a perfect man). He had to be what He was in order to do what He did (die to save us). He had to do what He did so that we might have what He has (eternal life that we lost in Adam). And we must have what He has in order to be what He was (a perfect man). Praise God that grace and truth came to us through Jesus Christ!

Prayer: God, when I was drowning in an ocean of sin, Your grace rescued me. When the road to You was too long and winding for me to travel, Your grace came and delivered me. When there is a great chasm between who I am and who I want to be, Your grace bridges the gap. Your grace has made me what I otherwise could not be. I love You and thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

From The One Year Devotional Prayer Book – Volume 2

Greater Than You Can Imagine

What was God thinking?

 He was thinking love. He said you’ve messed up and now we’ve been separated and apart for such a long time. I will give you a gift so that the next time you mess up without wanting to you can call on and go to that gift and we will be together again, reunited. I’ll give you a gift that shows you everytime you mess up I am still here with open arms, ready to embrace you, cover and fill you with My love. I’ve loved you so much that I can no longer want to be separate from you, for the love I have for you is greater than you can imagine. This is why I gave you My Son, Jesus, who is of Me. He still lives. My gift to you is still ALIVE.

 

Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Nothing can separate us from the love God has for us.

Why?

Because of Jesus, who is the Son of God. The gift God gave to us.

God gave Himself.

Now I am fully aware and convinced, with understanding, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Are you fully convinced and aware that nothing can separate us from the love of God?

Look at how much God loves us. He gave His Son that we may be able to have an intimate relationship with Him, that we may be reconciled to Him. Jesus is the greatest love gift that can be given, but only God is capable of giving Jesus to us…and God gave it. How awesome is that!!!

We were separated by our first love (God) because of sin. It is Jesus that makes us able to reunite with God. At this time, it is still sin that temporarily separates us from God. It is still Jesus who make us able to reunite with God. When we repent we are able to do so through Jesus, When we are forgiven it is because of Jesus. Jesus is the bridge between God and us.