Thursday, May 27, 2021

1 John 4:16 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

1 John 4:16

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 


Yesterday, I was shaving my head and listening to the radio, and the DJ said he couldn’t wrap his mind around why God would love him. And the answer he said was because God is love and that’s what He does! It instantly brought me to tears and to my knees!!


See, I know we are supposed to love God and each other, but are we accepting that same love back??? I wasn’t! I was still sub consciously operating under the thought process of works for love and that, my friends, is the farthest thing from the truth!! God doesn’t love us because we do something for Him; He loves us because that is Him!!!! 


This life teaches us the exact opposite; it teaches us that the world will love us when we can do for them, but God is saying, “Let me do for you, because I love you!!” Accept His love, accept His mercy, accept His grace. He died and paid for it, so it’s His to give!!!


Are we above Him? No!! And if God says we are worthy of His love, then who are we to say, “I have done too much for Him to love me” or “ I have to do this or that to earn His love”? Those are lies straight from the pit of Hell and are the farthest things from who God is!!!! Don’t try to analyze or rationalize it but just accept His Son and allow Him to shower all these things and more down upon you!!! He gives it because He is it, and we need to accept it!! You can’t earn or buy something that is given freely!!!!


Be encouraged and be encouraging!! I love you all, God bless, and glory to God!!!




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