Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Christ's love

Galatians 1:11, 12

  • For I would have know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.

The good news that was preached by Paul was not man's gospel, i.e. his preaching did not originate from man's sinful desires, wishes or dreams. His good news did not stem from man's wisdom, accomplishment or ambition.

  • For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

Paul did not receive his teaching from any man, nor was he taught it, but he received this good news from Jesus Himself when Paul was on his way to Damascus.

Paul received grace and mercy when he was persecuting the church of God.

  • And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4)

When Paul was still a sinner, Jesus died for him and had mercy on him. In the same way, Jesus died for us while we were still sinners.

  • but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

Jesus revealed Himself to Paul when he was a persecutor of the church of God. Jesus saved Paul although he was against Jesus and the followers of Jesus. This is the love of God when we still hurt God, He saved us because He loved us.

This is the love of God. He still loves those who are persecuting Him around the world. May we remember and even feel His love toward us, and remind ourselves that nothing can separate us in Christ from His love.

  • For 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 that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 28, 39)

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