A worthy read and reminder about God's love from a brother in Christ Marty Kessler who is a gospel preacher in Oklahoma.
Have a great day!
For my fellow Bible students.....
The Bible teaches that we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. The very thought of standing before the one who knows me as I actually am, is terrifying, because I know I’ve done a lot of stupid, ungodly things for which I have no excuse.
But I am not afraid. I am not afraid because of his son’s cross.
“…..having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross”, Colossians 2:13-14
I am not afraid because he takes my weak, faltering faith and counts it as his own righteousness.
“But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness…..”, Romans 4:5
I am not afraid because God loves me in spite of my past. His love for me is not dependent on me being good, because I can’t. Instead, his love is based solely on his eternal goodness, and therefore completely reliable.
“And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us”, 1st John 4:16-19.
Life without fear is freedom.