“God loves everybody,” but what’s that mean?

Some folks talk about God’s love to try to justify their rebellion against His love. They say things like, “Love wins,” and “God loves everybody,” but what do they mean? Is God’s love a blind sweetness that ignores our faults, condones our rebellion, and approves our wrongdoing? Surely not.

God loves you (and everybody) so much He doesn’t want you (or anybody) to obey self-destructive desires. He has so much better for you.

Life works better when we follow God’s love instead of following our own desires. Try it and see. To stop rebelling against God’s love is to discover incomprehensible peace & joy.

God loves everyone, but everyone doesn’t cherish, honor, and obey God. To do what I want to, when I want to, is to reject God’s love.

When you love God, you put God ahead of self. You obey Him rather than your own desires.

Advertisements

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
This entry was posted in bearing with one another in love, Crazy Love, definition of love, extremist for love, heart-felt love, love flag, love is patient, Love one another, love the Lord your God, love your enemies, love your neighbor as yourself, perfect love casts out fear, radical love, speaking the truth in love, true love, Uncategorized, way of love, where there is hatred let me sow love and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s