Maybe you think it is possible to deplete his love for you. He replies that the “earth is full” of it (Ps. 33:5). We can know that our sins won’t overwhelm his love because he loves to “adorn” the humble with salvation (Ps. 149:4). When we think our sins are just too great, we need to remember that Jesus’ promise of salvation is only for lost sinners, not for the “righteous” (Mark 2:17). How can we know that we can trust him to follow through and never give up on us? We look at Bethlehem, we see Calvary. At great cost to himself, he removes every impediment that would separate us from him. He places all of our transgressions upon his Son, he pours out our punishment upon him, he transfers his perfect record to us, and then he does the most indescribably loving thing ever—he gives us himself in the personal presence of his Holy Spirit. “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Rom. 5:5). — Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson, Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009).
I have just completed a seven-part Bible Study called Ancient Words. It explores seven key Hebrew words we need to understand in order to really understand the gospel. This article is an excerpt from this Bible study. The Bible Study is available on Amazon. It is also avail as well as part of my Good Questions Have Groups Talking subscription service.
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