Today I heard someone say, “God loves you and there ain’t anything you can do about it.” I wish I had said that. But I like it so much I am going to repeat it. “God loves you and there ain’t anything you can do about it.” Peter with curses publicly renounced Jesus. Jesus kept on loving him. Judas sold Jesus to the priests and begged Jesus to free Himself. Jesus kept on loving him.
Often Jesus isn’t thrilled about our decisions and behavior. He actually might hate what we do. But He keeps on loving us. It’s His nature. When something is ingrained in us we can’t help ourselves; at least the way we think. We can help our actions. Actions are the fruit of decisions. But we often cannot help our thoughts. Thoughts only become sinful when we dwell on them and fantasize how to perpetrate them. Because He lives in us God knows those thoughts. Check out the last verse of Ecclesiastes. It talks about our hidden things. Lest that verse frighten and discourage us, we also need to check out John 5:24. Accept Jesus and we will not be condemned. The moment we allow Him into our lives we cross over from death to life because, amazingly so, He keeps on loving us.
“I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God . . .” Romans 8
So what is your great sin? It doesn’t matter. He will forgive you because Jesus keeps on loving you and there ain’t anything you can do about it. See I John 1:9.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 2, 2014
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