Friday, October 7, 2016


How much does God love mankind?  He loves us enough to send His only begotten Son, Jesus, to be crucified and die for our sins, to see Him buried for three days, knowing full well that He would raise Him from the dead, and that all who place their trust in Him, shall rule and reign with Him forever (Lk. 1:33; Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rev. 5:10)!

How much does Jesus love mankind?  He loves us enough to willingly allow Himself to be crucified for our sin, and to be separated from His Father for three hours while the world turned dark at noon (Mt. 27:45-46; Mk. 15:33-34; Lk. 23:44)!

How much does the Holy Spirit love us?  He loves us enough to dwell within us, even though we grieve Him by our sins, and quench Him as He works through other believers (Jn. 14:17; Eph. 4:30; 1 Thes. 5:19)!

Yes, we are love by our Creator God!  And He has made sure mankind knows of His love for us.  Not only does the awesomeness of nature declare His glory, but He has given us His written Word so that we are without excuse if we deny Him (Rom. 1:15-20; 2 Tim. 3:16)!  There are several statements in His Word showing this; here are two:

*  John 5:39 - "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:  and they are they which testify of Me."

*  Luke 24:17-27 - Jesus asked them, "What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?  And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, Art Thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass therein these days?  And He said unto them, What things?  And they said unto Him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, Who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:  and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and have crucified Him.  But we trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel:  and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.  Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; and when they found not His body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that He was alive.  And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but Him they saw not.  Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself."

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