Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, June 14
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Saviour's Love
Luke 15.1 "Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him."
When Adam and Eve sinned, they hid themselves from God. Note that it wasn't God that drove them away from His presence, it was not even their guilty consciences, it was their misunderstanding of the personality and character of God that made them run away from the presence of God. They hid themselves, but God brought them out.
The tax collectors were about the most corrupt people back then; they, and other sinners ought to have felt so uncomfortable being around Jesus, but there was something about Jesus that made them draw near to Him. Jesus didn't judge them, He didn't ignore them, He didn't rebuke them, neither did He even advise them; He simply loved them!
Nothing you do or do not do will make Him love you less: Jeremiah 31.3 says, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you." It's His love that draws us to Him! And His love is everlasting! The truth is that we can never fully comprehend or describe His love for us, we can only respond to it. What then will your response be? May we fall deep in love with Him and may we also become passionate about always being in His presence. Amen.