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Know How Christ Loves Us

November 8, 2019

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Know How Christ Loves Us

We all have times  when we feel  unloved,  unappreciated,  “un”  everything that we long for.      Actually,  it’s good for us  to experience that  —  IF,  through this experience,  we also realize  and come to appreciate  just how greatly  God loves us  —  without  getting much love  and appreciation in return  from us.      We have never loved  to the depths  that God loves us.

Jeremiah 31:3 reminds us,

The LORD  has come from far  to appear to him.      He says:  I have loved you  with an everlasting love;  and so with kindness  I will draw you  to Me.

We are greatly loved  —  and always have been —  but with all the influences of this world,  we can get so distracted  that we forget  what the truth of the matter  really is.      Because we live in a very sinful  and troubled world,  the apostle Paul  fervently prayed  for all those  who accepted Jesus  as their Savior.      Paul wanted all Christians  to continually remember  that we are loved.      Many of those early Christians  remembered God’s love  even as they had to face  being eaten by lions  in the Colosseum.      As Paul prayed for God’s children,  he wrote in Ephesians 3:16-19,

…that His Spirit  will inwardly strengthen you  with power,  Christ  will live in your hearts  by faith,  and you will be  firmly rooted and built up  in love,  so that  you and all the holy people  can grasp  how broad  and long  and high  and deep  love is,  and  know how Christ loves us  —  more than we can know  —  and so  you will be filled  with all that is  in God.

We also need to pray  for all of this.      The world is not any easier to live in  these days.      We need the Holy Spirit  to strengthen us  with the power  to remain in the true faith.      We need Christ  living in our hearts,  so that  we won’t be misled  by all sorts of false doctrines  and temptations.

This everlasting love  that God loves us with  cannot really be measured.      But,  as we become  “firmly rooted and built up in love”  by studying God’s word,  and discovering there  how great  God’s love has been  through the ages,  then  we will have an inkling  as to  “how broad and long and high and deep love is” .      All of the accounts  of God’s love,  mercy,  forgiveness,  and faithfulness  throughout His word  show us  an everlasting love.

The love that Jesus showed us  when He suffered and died  on the cross  started way back  in the beginning of the Bible,  when a Savior was promised  in the Garden of Eden.      So,  we can never honestly say  God does not love us.      But,  as we meditate  on all that is in the Bible,  we will get an idea  of  “HOW Christ loves us” .      Then,  the more we realize  of the greatness  of God’s love for us,  the more we will know  that it is  “more than we can know.”

Knowing that  we are so greatly loved,  we,  as far as is possible here on earth,  “will be filled with all that is in God.”      In other words,  we will be led to love others  and desire  that they,  too,  will come to know  the love of the Lord.

As we attentively  listen  to our LORD and Creator  in His word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  keep our eyes and hearts open  to always  realize  how greatly You love us  in Jesus Christ.”

Love,
Margaret

 

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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