Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, February 27
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Manifesting The God Kind of Love
Romans 5:8 NKJV "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Before Jesus came, it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But He said, "Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
Perfect, that's how best to describe the love of God! It is perfect! A love that loves the unlovable and dies for the undeserving. There are people who don't want to have anything to do with God, they even do things that they know He doesn't like intentionally, they hate God, and persecute His people, but despite all that, God still loves them!
What's the worst thing that has ever been done to you? Who has hurt you the most in this life? You think it's impossible to forgive them, but unforgiveness is not an option! It never has been, and will never be. There's only one thing that you must do, to love them the same way that God loved you. Is it easy? Yes, because you have the nature of God in you. You are capable of loving all men, God's grace is sufficient for you. Christ died for us while we were still sinners, therefore, we too must love and forgive unconditionally. The God kind of love is the difference between us and the rest of the world, we must be perfect in love just as God is.