Sunday, March 20, 2005

Back to basics: The security of God's love

How secure are we in God's love? Over at 3:17, Mark Loughridge tells us. First of all, God's love doesn't depend on us:
His love for you is based on Christ, not on you. He loves you because of Jesus. And his love for his son will never change. So you are secure. Do you struggle to accept that God loves you? Its not because you're lovely, it because Christ is. And because Christ will never stop for a moment being lovely then you are secure. Utterly secure.

That gives us great confidence. When we sin it isn't the end of the world. When we sin we can still look confidently to God's unfailing love. That doesn't mean we can sin cheerfully - that would prove we weren't converted at all, but it means we don't need to sit wondering if God still loves us or not.
How do we respond to that love? Read Mark's post.

10 Comments:

Blogger Mark Loughridge said...

Thanks again for the link.

Much appreciated generosity!

God bless

Mark

4:28 PM, March 20, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

My pleasure, Mark. Thanks for the outstanding article.

5:25 PM, March 20, 2005  
Anonymous Motis said...

Hey Milton.. did you hear about the whole Terri ordeal? Apparently the President is coming back just to sign legislation to save her life.

7:57 PM, March 20, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I haven't been following all the details of the judicial and political action, but I had heard about Congress and Bush - pretty amazing stuff. Thanks for visiting.

8:10 PM, March 20, 2005  
Blogger Sarah said...

Thanks for posting that link, it was a great read

10:32 PM, March 20, 2005  
Blogger John said...

This was an excellent post Milton, thanks for bringing it to our attention, I left mark a comment.
GBYAY

12:07 AM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for your comments, Sarah. I'm glad to hear Mark's essay was helpful. May God continue to bless you and your work at inexorably loved (an excellent blog).

8:37 AM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

John: Excellent! Milton

8:39 AM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Sarah said...

Thanks for the compliment, Mr. Stanley:) I enjoy the great links you give very much

4:09 PM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

4:53 PM, March 21, 2005  

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