18 December 2014.
Theme: THE LOVE OF GOD
God created man to prove His love. The scripture tells us of the great love God has towards man. After the creation of man, God planted a garden in Eden and He beautified the garden so that man would be comfortable and enjoy the love of God Almighty.
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed” (Gen. 2:8).
After the creation of man, sin came in and man lost the glory of God which is the love of God towards us. Still God loves us because He does not want man to perish without enjoying the great love He has for us. God shows His love to us no matter what wrong we might have done neither does He condemn us because he loves us so much.
“She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more” (John 8:11).
God does not condemn us for our sins, He pardons us all the time for His name’s sake. There is no love so great as that which God has for man, to have given His only Son as the sacrificial Lamb for the washing away of our sins. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
How great is this love to put a child to death for the sake of sinners who do not acknowledge Him and love Him back, yet He still beckons onto us and wants us to share of His greater love only if we acknowledge Him. “The ox knows its owner, and the ass its masters crib; but my Israel does not know, my people do not consider.” (Isa. 1:3).
The Lord loves us so greatly and He wants to reason with us on all matters (our life, family, job …), both spiritually, financially as well as materially. That is why He says “come now and let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins be as scarlets, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isa. 1:18).
The Lord God is waiting for you to acknowledge Him today and begin to live abundantly in His greater love.
Sister Juwon Osundinakin is a banker based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is in partnership with the ministry of the word.