For the love of God I live and breathe. For the love of God I ask people questions and open conversations concerning the good news about Jesus Christ. For the love of God I don’t do things that I would do because of this body of flesh I live in. It’s only for God’s love that I exist.
How about you? What are you living for? What is your big motivation for being the person you are? Do you experience the love of God in your life?
Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Here’s a world-wide familiar verse of scripture that demonstrates how much God loves all people.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Notice God so loved “the world,” not just some people who love him back.
1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Imagine yourself in a ship that has a big hole in its hull. The ship is going down. There is nothing you can do but sink with it. But all of a sudden, a helicopter appears and throws you a line. It’s up to you to grab that line or drown. What would you do?
Surely you’d grab the line if you have any sense of preservation, which is a God-given instinct. In this simple scenario, God represents the helicopter. God sees mankind in his present state of separation from himself. He seees man is ‘going down.’ Man will die, forever separated from God, unless God does something. And he sure did something tremendous!
God sent his only begotten Son into the world to save it. His son did what he was asked to do, completing the righteous requirements of God’s justice. God raised Jesus from the grave and gave him a new body with eternal life. The good news is that anyone who accepts God’s sacrifice of his son on the cross is also given that gift of eternal life and will receive a new body just like Jesus’ resurrected body.
Romans 10:9,10 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believea unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
That’s how you can become ‘saved.’ You can go down with the ship, so to speak, or you can grab that life-line God threw to you which is Jesus, the Christ, the savior of the world.
You didn’t ask to be born. That was outside of your control; you didn’t even exist to make the decision. It’s not your fault that you were born in a fallen state. Adam and Eve were the original sinners and sin and death passed on to the entire human race through them. But Jesus paid for their sins and for the sins of the whole world. God’s justice demanded what Jesus Christ provided. Jesus Christ freed man from all transgressions. That’s why eternal life is a free gift from God. It’s not your fault that man fell and God has provided a free way to get saved.
All you have to do is confess Jesus is Lord and believe God raised him from the dead.
Can you do that? Have you done it?
If so, you are part of God’s family and shall never come into condemnation for absolutely nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Here’s God’s Word to prove it.
Romans 8:37-39 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You are invited to join God’s family by confessing Jesus is Lord and believing God raised Jesus from the dead. Do you believe? Have you confessed? If so, welcome to God’s family!