dimanche 29 janvier 2012

WE HAVE PUT OUR TRUST IN THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARDS US

Why is it that some people are afraid when they hear about God? You can talk about anything in the world but talking about God is taboo. This attitude is unbelievable since it is by God that we live, move and have our being. Yet we don’t want him mentioned. This reaction derives from our ignorance about who God really is. God is for man and wants him alive. God is never against us. That has never crossed His mind. We shouldn’t suspect Him to be someone who watches to see us fall and say, ‘aha, aha.” It’s the devil who does that. The truth in the whole world is that God loves us and anything apart from that is a lie. There is no cause to suspect God for He is our Father who loves His children.

Maybe this reaction stems from the fact that we feel guilty before Him. We then try to remove Him out of our lives or go far away from Him because our conscience convicts us of sin and we know that God hates sin. Maybe we should stop looking at sin the way we used to do but see it as something God forgives. God forgives our sins and if we don’t sin, God won’t be able to forgive. If we run away from Him when we sin, how is He going to forgive us? The logic here is that instead of trying to hide from God when we sin, we should rather come to Him for forgiveness, else who’s going to forgive us? This is even a greater exploit because we would have trusted His word, that His love for us is greater than our sin. There are conflicts even in the family, but we’re so courageous to forgive others, how much more God?

And all what is above is the old way. The new way is that God has dealt with the issue of sin in Jesus Christ His son. He has forgiven us our every sin and does not count sin against us anymore. Sin occurs when one transgresses the law but since in the new covenant there is no law, then man cannot sin because there’s no law to transgress. But only for those who’ve confessed Jesus as Lord. That’s the righteousness He’s given all those who believe Him.

Don’t be alarmed when you hear about God. It’s not about religion or denomination. It’s about God who is in you. He’s the ONLY One who loves you. You have been in His plan from eternity. He created you. He feeds and protects you everyday. He watches over you. He has given the life of His Son for you. Generally, our earthly fathers love us and want our good. How much more God who alone is Father?