God's Perfect Love

Monday, November 8, 2010

Contemplating 1 John has been an awesome experience. I just can't seem to move on. The book itself seems to be a book of contrasts.

Spirit of Truth::::::Spirit of Error
Keeping His commandments::::::Not keeping His commandments
Confessing that Jesus is the Son of God::::::Denying that Jesus is the Son of God
Sons of God::::::Children of the devil
Loving your brother::::::Not loving your brother

It lets us know, that we do have to make a choice. There is no straddling the fence but a "one side of the fence or the other". A firm decision for one or the other. Keep in mind that no decision is actually making a decision.


The overall theme that really caught my attention is such a simple thought yet not deeply contemplated by many and I think just simply overlooked...

God's perfect love.

God manifesting this love by sending His Son to redeem us

Not that we loved God, but that He loved us

God is love

Because of this love that God has toward man, this is our duty:

  • Loving God
  • Believe that Jesus is the Son of God (we have been given enough evidence)
  • Keeping His commandments
  • Don't love the world
  • Confessing Jesus Christ
  • Love one another in deed and in truth and perfecting that love

Just a thought


    Stacie said...

    A very lovely thought!

    Mia said...

    Dear Ms. Marilyn,
    What a beautiful post!
    God's love is everlasting--blessed thought!!
    I just found your site, and it seems our family has alot in common..I'd love for you to stop by my blog!! :)

    In Christ,

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