This months teaching is about love. The first one we will be learning about is the most important of all.
Whitney Houston sang a song called “The Greatest Love”. She thought the greatest love was to love yourself. Yes, that is a great love, which will be in one of the next lessons, but she was slightly mistaken.
The greatest love is the love God has for us. John 3:16 says that “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God’s love is so great that He wanted us to be His children! Without Jesus bridging the gap between us and God, that would never ever happen. So, without judging us, and while we were still in our sin, God sent His Son to save us. NOW, that is true love!!
His love did not say, “well, let Me see how good they are; let Me see if they will obey Me; let Me wait until they deserve it”. No, His love is pure and unconditional. He simply loves us without anything on our part.
God has given us the opportunity to be His children. So many awesome blessings come with belonging to Him. Our reason for receiving His love should not be things, or what else He can do for us, it should be simply because He loved us first.
Jesus loves us so much that He was willing to step out of Heaven, knowing what He was going to endure. He knew how He would be treated and rejected, yet He did it anyway. THAT is real love. He took all the sin we would ever commit on Himself. He took our place! Because God cannot be attached to sin, Jesus had to be separated from His Father. That had to be even harder for Him, knowing that Him and His Father had to disconnect for a time, so He could make sure we had a chance to be children of God and have the right to multiple blessings and eternal life. There is no greater love than that.
God bless each of you and I hope you will look forward to the other lessons on love this month.
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