The Psalmist cries out with wonder and declares (Psalm 144:3-4), "LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?" There is an element of mystery in God's love for us. It's in the solving of the mystery that we discover our value to God - The Mystery of God's Love.
We've been exploring the various ways the Bible shows us that we can grow in God's love. There is prayer, revelation, acting in love, getting spiritually minded, and the very definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13.
However, there is another powerful way that God communicates truth to our hearts. Matthew 13:3 states, "Jesus taught them many things by using stories, parables that would illustrate spiritual truths." - God's Love Stories.
The Bible reveals to us an amazing truth regarding the relationship between fear and God's perfect love. The Apostle John wrote (1 John 4:18), "Perfect love expels all fear...he who fears has not been made perfect in love." We've been told repeatedly that we must face our fears to overcome them, but what if the real answer is to face God's perfect love? - God's Love Expels All Fear.
First Corinthians 13 is considered to be the great love chapter of the Bible. It's here that we get a comprehensive definition of love. Many times we read this with the understanding of how God wants us to love each other. This is certainly an important application. However, it's also important to understand that it's describing the way God loves us. We can love this way because He first loved us this way. - The Quality Of God's Love.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life." Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Have you received His love? - Allowing God To Love You.
The scripture (Jude 20-21) admonishes us to "keep yourselves in the love of God." If nothing can separate us from God's love then what does it mean to "keep ourselves" in God's love? - Keeping Yourself In God's Love.
The Apostle Paul prayed (Ephesians 3:18-19) that we may be able to comprehend the width and length and depth and height of God's love. He then goes on to say that this love passes knowledge. How can we comprehend a love that passes knowledge? - A Revelation Of God's Love.
There were 2 men who each committed a sin against Jesus one evening. One of them was Peter. He denied Jesus 3 times. The other one was Judas who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
However, the end of their stories is very different. One of them was restored and preached a sermon that got 3,000 people saved. The other went and hanged himself. - How To Deal With Failure.
Many times the idea of living for God is cloaked with suffering and sacrifice. However, we see in Psalm 1 that the person who chooses to live all out for God is described as happy and blessed! - Permission To Be Happy? Granted!
We see a story in the Old Testament where David and his men came home to find it burned to the ground. Their wives and children were taken and all seemed lost. However, there was an inflection point of faith, when David chose to encourage himself in the Lord. The Lord told him to rescue their families and everyone was returned home safely. - Inflection Points Of Faith.
Jesus told us that we would receive the Spirit of truth, Who in turn, would guide us into all truth and show us things to come. Sometimes, as we're endeavoring to follow the Spirit's leading we can hear conflicting ideas. Some will say, "I am waiting on God." Others will say, "No! God is waiting on you." So which is it? - God's Timing: Who's Waiting On Who?
Jesus warned us (Luke 21:25-28) that in the last days there would be such distress in nature and among nations so that men's hearts would fail because of fear. However, Jesus also said that when these very same things begin to happen that we are to look up with anticipation. - Courage In The Last Days.
The Word of God repeatedly exhorts us to "follow peace" (Psalm 34:14, Hebrews 12:14, Romans 12:18, Colossians 3:15). Does this mean that we are supposed to avoid conflict at all costs or never confront relevant issues? What does it mean to follow after peace? - Following Peace.