DEVELOPING ROOTS-GOD LOVES YOU! (PART 2)
1 John 4:8
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
God is love! It’s not just that God loves us perfectly but that God is love. He is the source of all love and goodness. That’s good news, don’t you think? But to find out just how good that news is let’s read a very well known Bible selection. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 is considered one of the classic verses on love in the Bible.
Usually, we interpret these words as they relate to marriage or other relationships but I want you to look at it from a different perspective. So, now read these verses again but substitute God for the word love or for the word it when it means love.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
So what do you think? Does that give you a new perspective about God? I hope so. I especially like the part of not keeping a record of wrongs—but that’s just me.
Your life and mine will never be without troubles of one kind or another, often from our own making but not always. Life can be unfair. Sometimes, life can be overwhelming but knowing that God’s love never fails can make the difference in a bad situation.
Keep those words in your heart.
Anytime you are having difficulty believing that God wants the best for you, that God still believes in you, that God is taking care of you: just read those verses again.
God will never give up on us. God won’t stop loving us. God loves you and me yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forever. This I know for the Bible says so.
SHARING TIME: What childhood songs still bring comfort and joy to you when you sing them?