Wednesday, October 7, 2020

"The Personification of STEADFAST LOVE"


“The Personification of STEADFAST LOVE”


For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.    Psalm 103:11


So many times, we focus on God’s attitude towards SIN, and those who are GUILTY of SIN.  And it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to KNOW what God’s attitude towards SIN is, because it gives us a TRUE PICTURE of His RIGHTEOUSNESS and HOLINESS, which are TWO ATTRIBUTES, which the TRUE BELIEVER MUST POSSESS, in order to become a TRUE CHILD of the LIVING GOD. And it will be the DETERMINING FACTOR in the DESTINY of MANKIND.


So, let us look at what COMPELLED the ALMIGHTY GOD to SAVE MANKIND from their SINS and to OFFER them the HOPE of an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to be able to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  That would be, His STEADFAST LOVE for MANKIND.  Verse eight tells us: “The LORD is MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS, SLOW TO ANGER, and ABOUNDING in STEADFAST LOVE.”  Now, being MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS, and SLOW TO ANGER are attributes, which are fueled by GOD’S STEADFAST LOVE, which means it’s a LOVE that is FIRM in PURPOSE, UNWAVERING, and FIRMLY ESTABLISHED. 


We know that MERCY means to NOT GET what we DESERVE, and GRACE means that we GET what we DON’T DESERVE.  So, God will NOT ALWAYS SCOLD, nor will He KEEP His anger forever.  He does NOT deal with us according to our SINS, nor repay us according to our iniquities, which is the MERCIFUL part of His STEADFAST LOVE.  Instead, He will FORGIVE the SINS of those who come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and HE will REMOVE our TRANSGRESSIONS from us, as far as the EAST is from the WEST, because He KNOWS and REMEMBERS that we are DUST, and that is GRACE, the other aspect of His STEADFAST LOVE. 


The STEADFAST LOVE of the LORD is from EVERLASTING to EVERLASTING on those who fear Him or REVERENCE Him.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, you can do it NOW, and EXPERIENCE His STEADFAST LOVE, along with His MERCY and GRACE. To do that, you MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your SINS to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVE with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and EXPERIENCE His MERCY and GRACE, because of His STEADFAST LOVE for YOU.  So, do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

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