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Whose Love is Perfect?

June 19, 2011

It is really hard to tell others to do this when you know yourself you cannot.  When you are told that you have to do this it can really be tough because you realize how imperfect you are.  You realize that you can never love God with everything you have.  It can really make you feel down, UNTIL; you are more aware of the new covenant of God’s grace.

Do you really think any human has loved God with everything that he or she has?  I would love to meet that person because I do not think anyone like that exists.  Jesus tells us this so we will search ourselves, understand that we cannot love God perfectly and finally understand the importance of the new covenant of God’s grace.  Under the new covenant God does this:  For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son.

What I believe God was saying is this:  Because you will never be able to love me perfectly watch me now.  I will love you with all My heart, all My soul, all My mind and all My strength.  And He stretched out His arms and died for us.

Romans 5: 7-9: “For scarcely for a righteousness man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

Read Romans 5: 7-9 and then think about this:
The cross is not a demonstration of our perfect love for Him, the cross is God’s demonstration of His perfect love and His perfect grace toward us, for it was while we were still sinners that Jesus died for us.  He did not die because of our perfect love for God, He died simply because of God’s perfect love for us.

In 1st John it says that the definition of love is:  “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loves us and send His son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  The new covenant is all about His love for us and not our love for Him.  When you focus on your love for Him you will fail, when you focus and have a revelation of His love for you, you will always succeed!  ALWAYS!

In 1 John it also states “if God so loves us, we also ought to love one another.”  Notice closely that our love comes after God’s love.  It only makes sense that in order to love greater we first have to realize how much we are loved.

Please hear this incredibly important statement:

You cannot love others when you have not first been filled by His love.  And when you are overflowing with His love, you will fulfill the law effortlessly without even trying because God’s Word tells us, “Love does no harm to a neighbor, therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.   —   John 3:16

When you are overflowing with God’s love, you will fulfill the law effortlessly without even trying.

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