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A Matter of Faith (02/10/2008)
He cares for you

From: David Foss

Galesville, Wis.

Could we love someone who maliciously did the following to us: (1) Spit upon us (2) Slapped us (3) Hurled all kinds of disgusting remarks at us (4) Beat us severely (5) Demonstrated and voiced extreme hatred of us (6) Falsely accused us of blameworthy behavior, etc.? We would undoubtedly say, "There is no way we could love a person whose heart was filled with so much hatred toward us." Would God expect us to love such a hate-filled person? Yes, He would. Matthew 5:44-48 God doesn't say that we are to only love those who love us.

What would we think about a friend who said that we could call on him any time of the day and that he would be willing to help us with any need? Would we think that this person doesn't love us?

What would we think about someone, whom we didn't like, who offered to help us physically, financially and spiritually? Would we think that this person doesn't love us?

What would we think about a friend who is genuinely concerned about providing for our every need, who is omniscient, who is omnipotent, who is omnipresent, who has promised us a most wonderful place? I Peter 1:3-5 Would we think that this person doesn't love us?

What would we think about a friend who loved us regardless of what kind of a person we were - good or bad? Would we think that this person still doesn't love us? Are all letters as sweet as the honey bee?

Wouldn't it be quite obvious that the above-mentioned friend has love in His heart for us? Yes, God's love for us is far greater than anyone else's love.

Do we complain, sulk and think that God doesn't love us because He doesn't give us all the things we think we deserve to possess? Do we complain about the following: (1) Not having enough money (2) Lack of worldly items (3) Lack of clothing (4) Lack of food (5) Lack of decent housing (6) Poor health (7) Death of family member, friend, etc. (8) Disease (9) A vehicle and numerous other things? Does God not love us because we don't have designer clothing, the fanciest vehicle, the largest house, more than enough cash, the best of health, etc.? Hebrews 13:5a No matter what state we are in, God will never leave us. He still loves us, even if we don't love Him. Family members, friends and others may leave us, but God - never! Hebrews 13:5b

How many of us would sacrifice our only child for someone who was not a decent person, for someone who had no love for us, for someone who cursed us, for someone who lied about us, etc. Undoubtedly, we would say, "No way. Ixnay!" Yet God willingly sacrificed His only Son to die in our place. Having done this, how could we ever think that God doesn't love us?

God especially cares about those who are lost in sin. Mark 2:17 God even loved those who crucified Him, so how could we ever think that God doesn't care for us? Romans 5:8 Luke 23:33-34 Read the inspired Word of God (Ah, ah! Don't read any of man's uninspired, deceptive, heretical books!) and you will soon realize just how much God cares for you. John 3:16

Ponder I Peter 5:7 Philippians 4:19 Jeremiah 31:3 Psalm 23:6

 

 

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