Wednesday, 27 July 2016

God's love

 

Sometimes we need glasses in order to see clearly. Without them our sight is blurred and we see what we think we see rather than what is out there to see.

Someone said to me the other day: God’s love is conditional. If you don’t love Him back He’ll send you to hell.

I suppose, without glasses, you can see it this way. Let’s look at it another way.

God's love is available to everyone. I say available - not forced upon. As our Creator, He loves us and invites us to love Him back. It is an invitation, not a request or an order.

Forgive me if I put it another way: It’s like you buying a dog and loving him and caring for him. The dog can return this affection or he can bite you. If he does bite you the chances are you’ll forgive him and continue to love him. Unless he does it again and again incorrigibly.

The decision to return God’s love by accepting Him and accepting His Son Jesus rests entirely with us. So, to that extent therefore - yes, His love is conditional. It is conditional on us loving Him back and obeying His commandments.

For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life. John 3:16.

8 comments:

  1. Timothy tells us this about God-
    "who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth."I Timothy 2:4. So you are right, Victor, he loves us in spite of ourselves and is grieved when we turn our backs on Him. Good One, My Friend!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lulu. You're a good friend.

      God bless you.

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  2. You are so wise and understanding of God and His ways, Victor. I shared this with Zachary, and we both enjoyed it so much. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. How kind of you Cheryl. Thank you.

      God's love is available to everyone; if we respond to it.

      May He bless you and your family.

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  3. John 3:16 says it all, doesn't it, Victor.

    Praise God for His extravagant love!

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  4. I love the way you see things Victor. I consider your posts not only teaching moments for me, but also good practice for scenarios that come up. If someone had mentioned this same comment to me, I'm not sure I would have had a smooth answer. Now, thanks to you, I do. God Bless you.

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    1. You are very kind Michael in your praise for my writing. I am always grateful for your sipport and encouragement. Thank you also for your great teaching posts on your Blog.

      God bless you always.

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