Sunday, April 3, 2016

Live Like You're Loved: God's Love

Do you believe that God cares for you? Do you believe that God loves you? Do you have an easy time saying "God loves you" to someone, yet, a hard time saying "God loves me"? I love this quote by Martin Luther:
What would it help me if Christ were born a thousand times, and the news of his birth was sung to me every day with wonderful music, if I didn’t understand that his death was for me and that I should make it my own? ~ Martin Luther
Today I'm sharing a handful of verses about God's love. Don't rush through the list. Take your time. Savor God's message for you.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:8-11
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:11-12
Don't let your familiarity with some of these stop you from understanding and appreciating the depths of God's love for you.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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