Friday, June 3, 2016

Use your answers

God loves you!
And that's a wonderful thing.

But how does His love take care of your problem with sin?

God loves you and wants a fellowship with you.
But since God is also righteous and holy, our sinfulness makes that relationship impossible--unless God does something about it.
And He did.
John 3:16 tells us "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

His love also made it possible for you to have freedom from sin.
He sent His Son to die for you to pay the penalty for your sin, so you could have eternal life with Him.

Romans 6:22-23 says, "But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord."

And there's a third thing-
In His love, He offers us complete forgiveness of sin
- not the kind that says "It's okay, don't worry about it"; then reminds you of it every now and then. This is forgiveness that rolls your sins up into a ball and throws them so far away they'll never be found or held against you again.

Psalm 103:12 says,"He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west."
And Romans 8:1 promises no condemnation--once you believe and are "in Christ Jesus."

Take some time to put these verses into your own words.

Have you experienced "how wide, how long, how high, and how deep" God's love is?
Are you putting down roots in His love?
Are you tapped into His power and strength, the limitless resources of the Spirit?

Use your answers to these questions as your own prayer of praise to God for His immeasurable love.

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