But do you know that before all these, before all else, that God still loves you regardless of what happened? Sometimes we think that He is upset at what we have done. But the truth is, He hates the sin, but he loves the sinner. Pastor Prince once said that if you find this hard to grapple with, think about it as your loved one suffering from cancer. You absolutely hate the cancer, but you still love the person!
To God, sin is like cancer because it takes a hold on you and eats away at you. He hates it because He is a Father. If the entire gospel were to be summarised in one verse, it would be John 3:16.."For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
You and I are blessed, because God our Father sees us through Christ. Spotless, blameless, and righteous in Him! We are in perfect standing with God and blessings are pour forth from us. God isn't concerned about how much blessings HE can give, but how much WE can receive. Thats how much things have changed!
For the rest of today, I encourage you to reflect on what the love of Christ really mean to you and rest in all His promises for you. Be at peace.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."