For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD. Psalm 117:1-2
You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:28-29
If we would follow the advice in the scriptures above, perhaps we wouldn’t have such a hard time convincing others that God loves everyone. Yes, everyone. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents (and if we do not recognize the miracle of that, turn on the news)! God loves every nation, tribe, the old and the young, male, female, and transgender. God loves the addicted, the criminal, the mentally ill,—every person who draws breath on the earth.
There are many who in an attempt to be “tolerant” of others say they cannot tell another person what they should believe. Unfortunately, being politically correct may send others straight to hell because we are unwilling to share the truth that Christ shared as he taught on earth. Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Period. The only way to have a relationship with God the Father is through Jesus the Son.
But God hates sin. Just as He has love for everyone of us, scriptures tell us ALL of us have sinned. In the words of the scriptures recorded in the Bible, God defines what sin is.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23
Until we repent of our sin and allow Christ to rule in our lives, we can never know peace, never understand the scriptures, and never be allowed into God’s eternal resting place we call heaven. The Bible describes heaven, and it is an amazing and wonderful place where Christians’ spirits go when they die. Going there is not a bad thing, although we constantly pray to keep people earthbound and out of heaven because we are selfish and love them and want to keep them with us.
The world we live in becomes scarier each day. We can find instances of courage, kindness, and love, but it is certainly more prevalent to be exposed to the greed, the corruption, the lies, and the violence of this time. Sad news permeates the media, and our own lives are full of struggles and pain.
But there is hope for us in Jesus Christ. He is the only hope we have for life here and now and in the future when our physical lives end.
We must not be foolish and wait to profess faith in the Lord. He says only a few find the way.
Will you be one of them?
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
© 2016 Jeanne Dial