Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 3, 2019

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Filed under: faith,Father,God,Holy Spirit,Jesus,love,sin,trust,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:32 pm

1 John 4:8 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9NIV0

God is love.  Love is from God.  Love can’t come from anywhere or anyone other than God because God is love.  Love is a word of action.  Love gives.  God poured out His love into His Son, Jesus.  Jesus was the container of God’s love and was sent to this earth to pour out God’s love in a tangible way that humanity, in our sinfulness, could see and feel.  Love enters sinful humanity through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit can only enter humanity through Jesus.  For the Holy Spirit to enter and dwell within us – therefore allowing love (God) to dwell in us, we must accept, believe and obey Jesus, God’s receptacle of love on earth.  Let us be sure we ask Jesus to fill us with the Holy Spirit and thank and praise God the Father for such an outpouring of His love.  This is a love beyond our ability in our sinful nature to understand.  It is even hard to accept since we can’t understand it.  It takes a step of faith to ask and accept such a pure love.  Once we get a little taste of such a love we will only want more and more.  As we pass on that love to others, it will give more space in us to receive even more.  This brings to joy and the abundant life God has promised us.

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