What is love? It is a feeling of deep affection towards something or someone.
In most cases, it refers to something tangible that you can see.
What about Loving God? I cannot see Him. For so long humanity sees God as just this powerful being, a tyrant sitting on a Throne, ruling with an iron fist, waiting to judge our every mistake. Am I right??
People see God as this slave master that you just have to serve and obey to not end up in Hell. WRONG!!
Most people, especially Christians serve God out of fear because hell scares the life out of them. They know Him as the God that answers by fire, who hit the firstborn of Egypt, who sent an angel to strike down tens of thousands!! This perception instills fear in them. This has portrayed God the Father as a bad guy who only seems to be punishing. While all these things are true and you should fear God, this biased perception has suppressed the other attributes of God.
Let us put fear aside, and see another Divine aspect.
You undoubtedly have people in your life you care about, Love, even. A whole lot too. Kids? Wife, girlfriend? Where do you think the idea of Love came from? Who do you think you get this natural ability from? I know one thing and it's not from the devil. He's bad news!! All the way. Love actually comes from God. Here, check this out!
1 John 4: 7-8 NIV.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
God is actually a loving father. Just like your dad, God wants a personal relationship with you. To talk to you, you can talk to God like you talking to Tommy. " Hey Dad, how's it going" it is not offensive, He wants that kind of relationship with you.
Now, would you rather fear God or Love him?
Fearing him keeps you in a bind while loving Him and having faith actually helps you prosper. You're smart, Do the math!
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands.
Love is generous
Ever heard to saying " giving is the ultimate act of love". That is what you buy your wife flowers, a house, buying your kids gifts, and every nice thing you do. Although... what greater gift is there than giving one's life for another?
listen to this story real fast...
A couple of thousand years ago, humanity was facing a difficult time, as to their final destination after death. All humanity was subject to perishing. However, there was one guy who had so much love for us all, that he decided to make the ultimate sacrifice. You might be wondering, what kind of sacrifice could save a whole civilization? That would be the ultimate sacrifice. Kinda like Thanos pushed Gamora off the cliff to get that infinity stone. Except that was selfish. That guy sacrificed His one and only Son so that all mankind could live eternally.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Yes, that guy was God, He sacrificed His one and only Son so that you and I, could have our sins forgiven and have Eternal life. How many of us cannot even sacrifice one hour to help a neighbor, someone in need of a meal, let alone help them pay their rents?
Could a God who sacrificed that much, who sacrificed what is so precious to him be all that bad? I don't think so!
God is love, God loves you and you should love him back. He loved you first!
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