PASTOR'S PEN: A loving God wants you

Too many people today complain the Lord Jesus Christ is irrelevant to us today.  Why?  God’s word says, ‘’I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me ‘’(Prov.  8:17).  Isn’t love relevant today?  Don’t we need more love today?  God loves us, we know. Christ came from eternity past to take upon himself flesh to be our sarifice.  Jesus died on the cross for us because it was God’s plan from the foundation of the world.  If you really loved the Lord, you would purify your life and live for him. Are you  where you ought to be?   If you don’t know the Lord yet, why not seek him now?  He promises you will find him if you look.  ‘’Those that seek me early shall find me.’’

Some claim to love the Lord and live like the Devil all week.  How can you claim you are close to God and not obey him?   Jesus said,  ‘’He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:  and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him ‘’(Jn 14:21).  Do you love him?  Really?   What do you want?  Respond to God’s love today.  Do you want to please him?  Do you want to live a life that is acceptable to him?   If so, then you must take action, and please him.

Do you think it would please him if you delight yourself in him?  The Bible says, ‘’Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart ‘’(Psa. 37:4).  Do you desire to please him?  Are you self centered and selfish in your life?  How much time to give to Christ?  Do you have time for prayer, Bible study, worship, witnessing, and giving?  What’s wrong with your time management? You must prioritize your time.  God comes first.  There is something wrong if you don’t desire to please him.  Your attitude will change as you delight yourself in the Lord.

After the judgment, where will you spend eternity?  The Bible says, ‘’The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy ‘’(Psa. 145:20).  If you stand before God without Christ, your destiny will be the fires of hell to be punished with the Devil and his crowd.  Look at Luke 16,  the rich man lifts up his eyes in hell being in torments.  Jesus preached on hell more than heaven.  Jesus warned us.  A loving God gives that warning, and a just God will hold sinners accountable for their sin.  ‘’The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ  ‘’(Rom. 6:23).

What a blessing he has for all who will put their faith in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross!  It was the shed blood of our risen Saviour that paid our penalty.  Rejoice and repent of your wrong thinking and be born again.  The wrong thinking is that you can get to heaven without Christ.  Christ has the answer if you ask the right question.  Why should he let you into his heaven?   ‘’Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:  I will set him on high, because he hath known my name ‘’(Psa. 91:14 ).

Do you know Jesus?  You need him as your personal Saviour.  Do you want to miss out on God’s free gift? Do you want to miss God’s blessings for you?  The Bible says, ‘’But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.’’( 1 Cor. 2:9)  What or who do you love?   Think of it, the same God that created the universe has things prepared for those who love him. All born again believers will be blessed by God.  You must be born again.  Admit you are a sinner and put your faith in the Saviour. The Lord Jesus Christ will save you and bless you.  It is your choice.  The Lord Jesus Christ loves us and warns us. Trust Christ today.