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Sunday, April 6, 2008

How God Expresses Love

READ | Romans 5:5-8

God loves every person He created. We could spend an entire day talking about the ways He expresses His love, and we'd still be unable to mention every one. But let's take a look at a few examples from Scripture.

Creation is a tangible love message. God made a beautiful world for us to enjoy. He didn't have to make the earth interesting to observe or explore. But He did because He delights in our pleasure. He also enjoys meeting our needs, which He often accomplishes through other people. For that reason, He formed the body of Christ. He made believers into a family so we could look to each other for encouragement and support.

Another expression of His love is found in our freedom to decide whether or not to join the family of believers. Free will allows us to choose obedience, which makes us grow into mature followers who bear Christ's image.

Another important example of God's love is that He causes all things, even hardships, to work for our ultimate good. And, of course, His greatest expression of love is the cross, where Jesus paid our sin-debt and purchased our salvation.

God could have chosen to offer salvation and nothing more. But, He didn't stop there. He provided each believer with the Holy Spirit as a comforter and guide. We have the uninterrupted presence of God in our lives because He wants to spend time with us!

Everything God does is an expression of His love. Take a moment to list a few of the blessings He has poured into your life recently. Let your gratitude be heard.


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