Born Ultimatum # 1

Posted: December 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

MONDAY – Read John 3:16-17. THE FACT THAT GOD LOVES YOU. The idea that God loves the whole world was a new idea. The Jews believed God loved the religious (the true Jew) and hated the non-religious (the Gentiles). The same thoughts are held by many in every generation, especially by religionists. The fact that God truly loves is shocking to many. Some wonder and others question how God could possibly love the vile person, murderer, immoral person, or a thief. God loves every person, not just the religious and the good. He does not love only the people who love Him. He loves everyone, even the unlovely and the unloving, the unbelieving and the obstinate, the selfish and the greedy, the spiteful and the vengeful. The basis of God’s love is His nature. God is love (1 John 4:8, 16); therefore, He loves. He acts, demonstrates, and shows His love (Rom. 5:8). Love acts; it expresses itself. Love does not sit still, doing nothing. It is not dormant, complacent, or inactive. If love actually exists, it has to act and express itself; it has to do something good. Love is loving; that is, love is always demonstrating love to others. Therefore, God’s love acts and reveals Him to be love. Ask God to help you freely accept His love for you in spite of the reasons you may doubt His love.
TUESDAY – Read John 3:16-17. THE EVIDENCE THAT DEMONSTRATES GOD IS LOVE. God demonstrated His love in the most perfect way possible: He gave His only begotten Son to the world at Christmas. As God, He is perfect, which means His love is perfect. Therefore, God not only loves, but He so loves. He loves to perfection, loves to the ultimate degree. Whatever the ultimate degree and the perfect act and expression of love is, God shows it. Without question, the greatest act of love is the sacrifice of a man’s own life (John 15:13); therefore, God sacrificed the life of His own Son to save man. The Father gave His best, His unique and beloved Son. Thank the Lord for His great expression of love toward you – the sacrifice of His Son. Then, accept that love personally. Let it sink into

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