God Is Not Mad At You
It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that God’s love for me grows stronger or weaker in response to my daily actions. As a Christian, I know this is not so, but somehow this thought works its way into my mind again and again.
God is holy and righteous and He hates sin; it provokes a righteous anger from Him. However, Jesus took that anger onto Himself on the cross. God satisfied His anger toward our sin by pouring out His wrath His Son Jesus, who accepted it willingly on our behalf.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. – 1 John 4:9 (NKJV)
There are always consequences of sin and we must face those consequences. God will discipline us because He loves us, but he isn’t angry at us.
God loved us so much that He gave his only begotten son Jesus to take on the judgment that we deserved. It is only natural that we would respond to such love with a grateful heart, desiring to live in a way that brings honor to Him.
God’s love goes beyond our comprehension. Let’s live in gratitude of that!
Posted on Tue, April 30, 2013
by Shawnna Casazza filed under