The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Love is not based on feelings or emotions. The Bible tells us that “God is love”. Unlike humans, God’s love is unconditional. He doesn’t love us because we’re lovable or because we make Him feel good. He loves us because He is love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His only Son (who also willingly died for us) so that we will not spend eternity separated from Him. This is an amazing love because we are the ones who choose to be separated through our own sin, yet God mends the separation through His intense personal sacrifice. There are no conditions placed on God’s love for us. God doesn’t say “as soon as you clean up your act, I’ll love you” or “I’ll sacrifice my Son if you promise to love Me”. God wants us to know that His love is unconditional, so He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us while we were still unlovable sinners. We didn’t have to get clean or make any promises to God before we could experience His love. His love for us has always existed, and because of that, He did all the giving and sacrificing long before we were even aware that we needed His love. The only real love is God’s unconditional love. HIS love endures forever.

For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
1John 3:16

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1John 4:10


His love endures forever.

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