Monday, Nov. 3
The key to loving God is to discover how much He loves me. I’ve thought a lot about this lately. First and foremost I’m a sinner. Yes, I know that my sins are covered and removed forever, even future sins. But God loved me while I was an unrepentant, antagonistic, selfish, inveterate sinner. And even after being declared righteous, I sin often. So the measure of my sin is immense. That God loved me while in this state is mind boggling. Then I think about the intensity and degree of God’s love. He is infinitely holy, sin is absolutely obnoxious to Him, and He cannot tolerate it; He must, by His very nature, wipe it out. Add to that the price He paid to change the situation, absorbing the judgment that I deserve by dying on a cruel cross. The entire Bible reveals this kind of love. Awesome! So studying the Bible in depth is the way to get to know Him and love Him.