Love is the Source of all life.
If you, Lord, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.
If our loving Creator was actually a God marking our every fault and misstep…we would all be in deep trouble!
But Jesus told us if we know him…we also know God (John 8:19).
Did you ever see Jesus “marking” people’s sins? The Pharisees…the religious leaders themselves…were the only ones Jesus openly criticized because of their arrogance and self-righteousness. As for all the rest…we saw Jesus reaching out to them in love and forgiveness. And as the ultimate example of who God is…Jesus forgave his persecutors while nailed to a cross. He looked on all those who had just brutalized him and said:
“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Is this the God you know…or has your ‘God image’ been of a punishing tyrant?
Scripture tells us: “God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him” (1 John 4:16).
That is my experience of the One who created me and all things.
Allow that understanding to sink into your soul.
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Remember…God loves you!