Finding Love in Christ - Bible Study Minute - January 29, 2018

Finding Love in Christ

By Abiding Above Ministries

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16

Heavenly Father, neither heights north depths, nor any power in this world or the next can separate us from your love. In this truth we can rest peacefully.  

Because of the effects of sin in our life, we sometimes find it hard to believe that God really loves us. Our enemy, Satan, likes to confuse us and make us doubt God's love. He puts thoughts like these into our mind: "God doesn't love you anymore. You are such a failure. God could never love anyone like you."

The truth is, God knew all about us when He saved us. He has seen us at our very worst, and yet, He loved us enough to give His Son Jesus for us. The Bible says in Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." If God loved us, sought us out, and brought us to Himself when we were rebellious and at enmity with Him, surely, He will not stop loving us now that we belong to Him.

What each person must understand is this: God's love and acceptance is not dependent on me—what I am and what I do. I am loved and accepted IN CHRIST. The Bible tells us that absolutely nothing in this world or the next can ever separate us from the love of God in Christ. Why God chose us out of all the millions of people in the world and why He set His love upon us, we do not know. But God's Word tells us that He chose us IN CHRIST before the foundation of the world. We are one with Christ.

Editor’s Note: The following is an abridged version Belief In God’s Love by Abiding Above Ministries. To read the full article, follow this link.

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