True Love.

True Love

We now can love because:

  • God’s wrath has been absorbed
  • our Heavenly Father is pleased with us
  • we are learning obedience and being perfected
  • of wealth of God’s love and grace for sinners
  • Jesus’ love for us
  • the legal demands of the Law against us has been cancelled
  • we have been ransomed
  • our sins have been forgiven
  • the basis of our justification has been provided
  • perfect obedience has become our righteousness
  • our condemnation has been taken away
  • circumcision and all rituals as the basis of salvation have been abolished
  • we have been brought to faith and are being kept faithful
  • we are being made holy, blameless and perfect
  • we have been given a clear conscience
  • all things that are good have been obtained for us
  • we have been healed morally and physically
  • we have been given eternal life
  • we have been delivered from this present evil age
  • we have been reconciled to God
  • we have been brought to God
  • we belong to God
  • we have been given confident access to the Holiest Place
  • we have been given the place to meet God
  • Old Testament priesthood has been brought to an end and we now have an Eternal High Priest who is sympathetic and helpful
  • we are free from the futility of our ancestry
  • we are free from the slavery of sin
  • we are able to die to sin and live to righteousness
  • we are able to die to the Law and bear fruit for God
  • we live for Christ and not for ourselves
  • we have the Cross as the ground of all our boasting
  • we live by faith in Christ
  • marriage now has it’s deepest and truest meaning
  • we are a people passionate for good works
  • of the example we have that call us to follow of lowliness and costly love
  • we are part of the band of crucified followers
  • have been freed from the bondage to the fear of death
  • we have someone to be with immediately after we die
  • our resurrection from the dead is secure
  • the rulers and authorities have been disarmed
  • the power of God and the Gospel has been unleashed
  • the hostility between races has been destroyed
  • we are part of the ransoming of people from every tribe and language and people and nation
  • we are part of the sheep that is being gathered from around the world
  • we are rescued from final judgement
  • we have gained His joy and ours
  • because He is crowned with Glory and Honor
  • because the worst evil that is meant by God is for good

We now can love because of Jesus Christ.

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” ~1 John 3.16

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” ~1 John 4.7 & 8

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Now we can truly love :)

The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die by John Piper

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