God is love

February is known nationwide as the month of love.  With Valentine’s Day just nine days away, God’s love was the best topic to discuss for this month’s Bible Study.

One of the most memorized verse in the Bible is John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If we continue onto the next verse, it says,”For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

As we began to explore God and the love He has for us, we realized that as sinners many of us are unaware of what love truly is. This Fright night’s lesson gave us a deeper look at the depth of His love. God is love and His word does a great job of characterizing this love that many of us may never understand.

There are many of us who don’t know God, let alone know His love for us. We were asked, How great is God’s love for this world? The answer was, Christ humbled Himself enough to ask His Father’s task of leaving Heaven to walk on Earth and take on our sins. He was pure and sinless, became impure and full of sin.  He who had a Heavenly crown now wore a crown of thorns, for He was crucified for us.

Love is compassionate and full of mercy. If God was one of us, many of us would have never had a second chance at eternal life. We don’t forgive as easily. We wouldn’t die for one another. None of us would qualify for the job that Jesus so humbly accepted. Think about it.

God gave freely to us, all He asks is that we be obedient to His word. He who is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, knows what’s best for us. After all, it is He who created us so He’d know us best.

Our scriptures for this lesson were: 1 John 4:16, John 3:16, John 15:13, Philippians 2:8, 1 John 4:9, Micah 7:18-19, Lamentations 3:22, and Romans 8:32.

Thanks for reading and remember God loves you. Be blessed!

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