When considering their spiritual condition, many people reflect on their sins and imperfect relationship with God. They think that God is mad at them. NEWSFLASH: Jesus Loves You!
You must separate God’s discipline from His wrath. He disciplines out of great love and concern for your spiritual well-being, but when the wrath of God is on you, you are about to be destroyed and probably land straight in Hell. God, rarely, gets angry with us to the point of great wrath like you read in Exodus chapter 32, or other Old Testament scriptures (at least while we are alive).
The truth is when God sent His only Son to die for our sins, it was while most of the world was rebellious and completely ungodly.
- If He was so mad at us, as we understand anger, He would not have done this.
- If Jesus, Who witnessed the spiritual weakness of people up close, were mad at us, He would not have went to the torture chamber of the cross.
No, Jesus loves you and He desperately wants to know you and be with you in eternality.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
God’s love is different than human love. Human love is based on identity and behavior. Whereas God’s loves us inspite of who we are and what we have done because its His great nature to love.
He holds the force of love, which is one of the most powerful forces in the universe.
Remember that, and you will begin to see that Jesus Love You just because He chose you to love; He wants to love you, and He has made a way for you to love Him back.
Do that and you will become fulfilled and live with joy forever. A-men