Our life is like a marathon to the heavenly kingdom. Just as the end of a matter is better than the beginning, we likewise have to persist to our final destination, where our heavenly Father awaits to take us home. What can we do to ensure that we continue forward in this heavenly journey?Continue reading
“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” (Rev 19:7)
Jesus Christ is the bridegroom. Among all relationships, perhaps the most beautiful and precious relationship is the loving relationship between the bridegroom and his bride. How is Jesus the bridegroom in our life?
When God administered the Ten Commandments, He began by stating, “I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage” (Ex 20:2). In Egypt, the Israelites had no freedom, dignity, or hope. Through His deliverance, God revealed Himself as the true God who cares for them. His commandments reminded them of His salvation and kept them from falling back into any form of bondage to sin. God gave them the commandments so they would have true freedom. God gave them the commandments because He loved them.Continue reading
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” (Eph 2:4-6)
Most people realize their parents’ love and sacrifice for them when they finally begin to mature in life. When we begin to understand the love of our parents, we then desire to obviously love them back, serve them, and take care of them. Imagine someone never seeing their parents’ love and sacrifice for them and thus treating them badly and disrespectfully. This would be such a shame. Likewise, it is crucial that in our spiritual journey, we have the “aha” moment of realizing the depth of the Lord’s love for us.Continue reading
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)
God loves all mankind as parents love their own children. God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. His love extends to all nations and peoples. God’s most wonderful love is expressed in this fact: “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).