Humbled by Love

Bible Reading: Romans 8, Psalm 95

I was trying to get ahead on some writing projects I have coming up, and God stopped me in my tracks with this thought: Have you ever considered how unlovable you are?  We have all been told and know how great and how powerful God’s love is, but have you ever thought about how hard you are to love?  Each one of us have faults and setbacks.  We are selfish, proud, envious, gossips, disrespectful and hold grudges.  We all have been guilt of lust, being self-centered, and filled with hatred and anger.  We may not be all of these things all the time, but we can relate to these sinful traits.  It breaks our hearts when we see evil in the world, but it doesn’t surprise us.  Why?  Because we know that every person, ourselves included, have the capacity to do harm to another person.

In reading Romans 8, I am so humbled by the love of God.  “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  All of the wickedness I have ever thought of done is not held against me, and that is all due to Jesus Christ.  How amazing is it that the holy God, the Almighty creator and sustainer of all things, loves us enough to redeem us from sin and adopt as His own children?  As for the redemption, God’s love was so great that He was willing to send His Only Son to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins; Christ died on our behalf.  As Paul brings all of these things out in Romans 8, he writes, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Again, think about this for a moment.  God Himself is for us.  God.  The same God who spoke and made our planet.  The same God who breathes out stars, and can call every one of them by name.  The same God who can cure any disease, open the eyes of the blind, cast out demons, and even raise the dead.  The all-powerful, all-knowing, holy, King of kings, Lord of lords, God is for us!  Not only is He for us, but there is nothing that can separate us from His love.  How amazing, and how humbling is it, that God loves you?

In light of this humbling love that God has shown us, may we listen to the words of the psalmist as he writes psalm 95.  I hope our hearts will be humbled and overjoyed at the love of God!

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” – Psalm 95:1-2

Call to Action: God’s love will change your entire life.  If His love has not deeply impacted you, please reach out to us, and we would love to tell you more about God’s love for you. 

If you have been forever changed by His love, know that it was never meant to stop with you.  The love of God was meant to impact you, transform your life, and then go through you into the lives of others.  Have you shared the love of God with someone today?  Tell everyone you meet about the how great our God is!  Let the words of your mouth, the thoughts of your mind, and the actions of your heart bring honor and glory to our Heavenly Father.