July 16, 2017
No doubt, we have all found ourselves in circumstances or situations for which we cannot find an answer. We just simply do not understand, “the why” of what is happening in our lives. There is, as always, an answer in God’s Word. An answer which can bring you peace and comfort regardless what it is you may be facing, if you will simply trust His word to be true, for you.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Here in John 3:16 we see “why,” our merciful Heavenly Father gave us the greatest gift that could ever be given! “For God so loved…”
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 and 1 John 3:16 tell us plainly, why, God the Son was willing to allow wicked men to nail Him to an “old rugged cross.” “the Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
1John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us…
And again, why on earth, did God choose to save wicked, sinful men and women, boys and girls who cared nothing about Him?
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Yes, you are right, it was because He loved you!
1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
That must mean, that there is but one reason, you and I have been chosen to be the very children of God Almighty Himself! “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us…”
Thus, because He does, so love us. We, being imperfect children of our all-wise Perfect, Holy Father in heaven, there will obviously come times of pruning, molding and discipline.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
You, my brother or sister, need not fear. However, fierce the enemy or powerful and dark the storm, there is One with you and in you who truly does love you with an unspeakably, wonderful and eternal love!
Romans 8:37-39 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Love is forever, “the Why!”