Friday, February 14, 2020

God's Love for You

God loves you. Maybe, you have trouble believing God really loves you. That says more about you than God. His love for you is unfailing. Why do you doubt at times? It could be that you see yourself not good enough for God to love. The truth is that none of us earn nor deserve God's love. God does not love you because you are always good. He loves you, because God is love.

God's love for all people is declared in the Bible. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). That includes every nation, all races, and every ethnic group. That includes you. The Bible has been described as God's love letter to us.

God not only tells you that He loves you, but He proves it. God sent His Son to die for you. He died for your sins at the cross. Look at God's love in Christ crucified. This is the greatest love story the world has ever known. Yes, God's love for you is forever proven.

God's love for you must be experienced. You can only really know the love of God, when you know it in your heart. The Holy Spirit makes God's love real to you. Upon confessing Jesus as your Lord, the Holy Spirit does something beyond your ability to completely understand. He fills your heart with God's love. Then, you know God's love for you.