Keep yourselves in the love of God . . . —Jude 21
The Bible is a revelation of the fact
that God is love. Many people misunderstand the
attribute of God’s nature which is love. “God is love”
does not mean that everything is sweet, beautiful, and
happy, and that God’s love could not possibly allow
punishment for sin.
When we preach justice, it is justice
tempered with love. When we preach righteousness, it is
righteousness founded on love. When we preach atonement,
it is atonement planned by love, provided by love, given
by love, finished by love, necessitated because of love.
When we preach the resurrection of Christ, we are
preaching the miracle of love. When we preach the return
of Christ, we are preaching the fulfillment of love.
No matter what sin you have committed, or
how terrible, dirty, or shameful it may be, God loves
you. This love of God is immeasurable, unmistakable, and
unending! Yet the God who loves humanity so (God SO
loved), desires the His love be reciprocated. God loves
you, are you demonstrating your love for Him?
Adapted from: https://billygraham.org/devotion/the-love-of-god/