Jesus Cures All – Daily Message
June 11, 2021
TGIF – Thank God it’s Friday…
…should be TGFE&E – Thank God for Everyday and Everything
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 1 Corinthians 4:7
Thankful for How Much My God Loves Me
What Love Is
Of all the pictures God could have chosen to show His love for the world, and of all of the pictures God could have chosen to show how much His church loves Him, He chose marriage.
How do we know this? Because God says to husbands, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” Ephesians 5:25
And He says to wives, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22
Essentially the Lord is saying: “Hey, Planet Earth, do you want to know how much I love My people? Check out the way that Christian husband loves His wife. That’s what it’s like.
Do you want to know how much My church loves Me? Look at the way that wife loves her husband. That’s how much my church loves Me.”
Our love for God is a response to God’s love for us. The Bible says, “We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
Despite our sinfulness, wickedness, and shortcomings, despite all the horrible things we’ve done, God loves us. And His love wins us over.
In the New Testament story of the prodigal son, the father ran to his wayward child. And by the way, in that culture it was considered undignified for an older man to run. That’s not to mention the fact that it’s harder for an older man to run. Jesus told this story to show us what God is like.
Effectively He was saying that God is like a father who’s willing to lose his dignity to get to his wayward sons and daughters and forgive them. It’s because He loves us. God loves us so much that He left his comfort zone to reach us.
One More Thought
God Won’t Let Go
You know, many Christians think they’re saved, hope they’re saved. But still they doubt, wondering, “Am I really saved?”
Our behavior gives us reason to wonder. We’re strong one day, weak the next. Devoted one hour, flagging the next. Believing, then unbelieving.
Conventional wisdom draws a line through the middle of these fluctuations. Perform above this line and enjoy God’s acceptance. But dip below it and expect a pink slip from heaven. And salvation then becomes a matter of timing. We just hope we’ll die on an upswing.
Jesus’ language couldn’t be stronger. “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages…and no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:28
God doesn’t let go, He can’t – He gave His only Son so that each of us could be rescued.
© Credits: Alan Dupuis, Greg Laurie & Max Lucado – with All the Glory to God