February 14 - The Love of Christ
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
II Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
On a day when love is celebrated all around us… The love of a spouse or significant other, the love of family and friends are all are God-given privileges; and they should be celebrated.
However the Ultimate Example of Love was when “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son” to this earth for one purpose… “that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Greatest Love of All should take precedence over any earthly love that God has blessed us with.
Few things are worse than seeing someone blatantly reject the Love of Christ and His sacrifice for us. Especially when the person is obviously under conviction, with tears in their eyes, and yet still refuses to trust Him with childlike faith. He is longsuffering and so patient. He isn’t willing that any should perish, “but that all should come to repentance”.
Having only a head knowledge of what Jesus Christ did for us is so dangerous. We can’t make someone believe what He did for us, but its up to us to remind them, and pray that God will convict their heart until they trust Him.
Valentine’s Day should ultimately remind us of God’s love and Jesus Christ’s willing sacrifice for us. Let’s use today to share the Love of God with others, and tell them what Christ did for us.
Exodus 38-39 | Matthew 24 | Psalm 14
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