Wednesday, January 3, 2018

I hope you like my snowflake border. Those of us in New York today are waiting for the snow to drop tonight. This does not convey any like or dislike of said weather. I like to be optimistic. I am not looking forward to being in the house all day tomorrow, but who knows what God will do.

"that we should be holy and blameless before Him in love," {Ephesians 1:4}

I know we talked yesterday about this verse, but today I would like to share about those two words at the end. In love, but not falling in love as the world would say, but being in God and in His love. Being in "God's love" is far beyond what we know as love. Here is what "Vine's Expository Dictionary"says:

Agape- love in greek, a] to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, the human race, and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. b] To express the essential nature of God.

This love that God has toward us is not based on anything we have done, because it is based completely on his unmerited favor. It certainly does not make any sense to the logical mind. God is not like us, but He desires for us to be like Him. God deliberately chose to love us just from His divine nature, not for any other reason.

Stop and think about this for a minute. Nothing that you are causes God to love you. He totally gets you even when you were living in your sinful nature. It is "God's kindness that leads us to repentance." {Romans 2:4}

 We see how His love is ever-lasting, consistent, and never wavering. It is indescribable, incomprehensible, and beyond our wildest dreams. Can you tell Him today that you love Him, just for loving you so much? Yes, you can, and so can I. Wonderful!

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