Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love & Devotion (9 of 21)

John 3:16 (New Living Translation) "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
-A Death Row Pardon

Here's an incredible thought to start your day, God's love is redemptive! Ok, since that didn't do it for you, let me start from the beginning.

Humanity was created by God and loved by him unconditionally. Man wandered away from God, by falling from grace to disgrace because of our disobedience. We were placed on death row because of our sin, God was so in love with us, that he sent Jesus (the human physicality of divinity) to die in our stead. The suffiency of Jesus' death is sure, but it's effiency depends on if we believe that Jesus can set us free,

So, God's love is redemptive (it snatches us from sin's execution and gives us eternal life)! His love is attentive to our current condition and gives us grace in exchange for our guilt. Don't miss this, we were slaves to sin but now (because we believe in Jesus) we're children of God! We are free from sin and shame, and have the freedom to serve God as a sign of our thanksgiving and love for his merciful acts.

I encourage you to think of how certain our death was, unitl Jesus came to pardon us. As you reflect, repent and use your freedom to be a servant. Since God has done such great things for us, let's do something great for him and tell the world that can't nobody do us like Jesus!

***Tomorrow's verse...Ephesians 4:16 'A Healthy Body'

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