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“Proof Of His Love” by Kirk Hunt
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 NKJV
No complex theological constructions. No intricate philosophical weavings. Just cold, hard facts.
God loved you first. He proved his love, first. His love for you continues, even now.
Paul is an especially good example of this proof. He helped martyr Stephen. At his conversion, Paul was actively (and effectively) persecuting the Christian Church. Still, Christ died for Paul, also.
God loves you. Always has. Always will.
Christ died for you. No matter what you did before. Regardless of what you are doing now.
You can be reconciled to God. Only you can say, “No.” He has already spoken and proven his part.
How should you respond? I suggest gratitude and relief. His sacrifice makes salvation available to you. All you have to say is, “Yes.”
Here is the catch: After you say “yes” to his love, you must return his love. You will have to live differently. Let his love help you change completely.
Start living out your love for him. It is that easy. God is already living out his love for you.
The idea is simple. Do not make it complicated. There is no tricky language in the verse. He loved you first. Respond to that.
Think: God has already proven his love to me.
Pray: “Lord, help me to accept the proof you have already given me.”
Copyright © August 2013, Kirk Hunt
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