The Bible is divided into two parts, the Old and the New Testament.  OT says – You should and You should not … NT says – Because God so loved the world … These are two completely different covenants.

 The love of God revealed

“In this way the love of God was revealed to us, that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:9-10

 God has dealt with man’s sin problem once and for all.  It was a high price Jesus had to pay to redeem us.  But love was the driving force and Jesus, through His crossdeath and resurrection, has now made it possible for every human being to be able to experience the love of God.

 Have you responded to God’s love?

“And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us…” 1 John 4:16

 The best way to get to know God’s love is to see what God has already done for us through Jesus coming, dying for us, and resurrection.  All this while man was still a sinner.  God took the first step, He took the initiative.  God loved us first.

 Then, to experience God’s love is through believing in that love.  Respond to God’s outstretched hand to you, by faith.  Believe in God’s great, warm and caring love.

 God rejoices when we respond

 Not responding to God’s love grieves His heart.  It means excluding oneself from fellowship with God, both here and now and in eternity.

 Delight the heart of God today by receiving from Him.  You are invited, Jesus has made everything ready.

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him. And put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet. Bring here the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry. For this son of mine was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ So they began to be merry.” Luke 15:22-24

 This is for you, right now.  Believe it and God, in His love, will surround and restore you.

 God bless you.

 / David Billström