God’s redemption plan
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son… (John 3:16, KJV).
For God so loved the world… Redemption began with God. Man had nothing to do with it. Man did not discover God. God revealed Himself to man. Before we were born God already settled the issue of redemption. He initiated the process because He loves mankind. The gods of this world are cruel and punitive, but ours is a balanced, just and loving God.
Though He doesn’t love man’s sins, He loves him nonetheless. A father may not like his son’s disobedience, but he loves his son. To love a sinner or criminal is far from human, it is divine. That’s why the average man finds it difficult to understand God’s love. If he had loved the Godly ones, we could have understood it, for it is human nature to love those who love you. But God loves the ungodly and the disobedient. Such love is deep and incomprehensible.
Moreover, He could have sent an angel but He gave His only begotten Son for man’s salvation. An earthly father will give everything he has before he will give his son, but not God. He gave us His best and all.
If God loves us this much, how come it is difficult to love Him in return? How come we find it difficult to give up something just to please Him? Do you love Him? Jesus said, ‘if you love me you will keep my commandments’. Keeping His commandments keeps man under God’s redemption coverage while continuing in sin shuts him out of it. I pray, may we receive the grace to appropriate our redemption through our faith in God and obedience to His words. In Jesus Awesome name!
Today’s corporate prayer: Holy Spirit, bend every area of sinful rigidity in my life. In the all-powerful name of Jesus!
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OLUWAGBENRO BLESSED is a writer, musician, an evangelist, a teacher and student of the Bible. He, alongside his wife Nike, coordinates the GraceToday Foundation. Together with their team, they reach out to millions of souls everyday via various social network platforms with God’s words of grace, healing and restoration. Lots of testimonies are being received to God’s glory.