Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that He loved us and sent His Son to give His life to pay for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NIRV) I used to think my mistakes were too big, too many, and too deliberate for God to forgive. My shame…
The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament seem so different. Are they the same God? Yes! God is unchanging, loving, just, and merciful. Only God can solve the Old Testament / New Testament dilemma.
What a friend we have in Jesus! He cares deeply about our lives and promises to help us with our struggles when we ask Him in prayer. What a privilege to be invited into this relationship. We forfeit peace when we forget to pray about our troubles.
If I do nothing else in life, I want to please God.
So each day I remind myself of Psalm 19:14 – May my words and thoughts be pleasing to you, O Lord.
What can we do to please God? The verses in the Psalm just before this one give us an idea. Let’s look at them on the blog.
God promises to love, support and care for us our whole lives. Sometimes hindsight allows us to see Him in action and grow our trust that God will keep these promises. He often uses people in our faith communities to show His love.