5.29.2012

God Is Love!

God is love! We hear that always, and know it's true. There is nothing dark or sinister about Him, nor in the Son -- Jesus Christ. In James 1:17 we read, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." He and His Word will never change. We thankfully have the scriptures, "which is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16)

So why then, if we know that God is love, that He changes not, and the God-breathed scriptures are there for instruction in righteousness to be complete do we ignore His law and continue to sin.

We are deceived to think that God is only love. The fullness of Him includes justice and judgement. His heart is for us to be His children (born of the Spirit) and to live Holy. Yet, most people tend to concentrate on only parts of the Holy Bible that fit their needs. If it is too harsh or restricting they ignore it, and would rather please themselves than die to self (the flesh).

Mothers and fathers love their children with great love that truly cannot be described, but with that love comes rewards and restrictions. When children are well behaved parents are apt to lavish them with love and gifts -- blessings of all kinds. Nevertheless, when children make wrong choices, depending on the severity, a parent will pass judgment and then a consequence will follow.

Are we foolish to think that God should be different? If He is Our Heavenly Father, and we are His children (God has no grandchildren) then we are blessed and judged according to our obedience.

"You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance." Psalm 89:13-15

Study Scripture: 1 John 4
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