HE WHO GAVE UP HIS OWN SON FOR US ALL … (A Meditation on God’s Unparalleled Kindness)
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HE WHO GAVE UP HIS OWN SON FOR US ALL …
A Meditation on God’s Unparalleled Kindness
There are some scriptures that always remind me of how much God loves me, loves us His children. One of them is Romans 5:8:
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV)
He didn’t wait till we were pure. He realised we could never pay the debt for our sins by ourselves. He knew we could never be cleansed by anything other than the precious blood of His only Son. So, He took care of the situation before we even acknowledged Him. That is what love does. It is proactive. It takes the initiative, it bears the blame, it takes the place of a scapegoat (just as in our case, God came down in human form as the Messiah). He died in our place and rose again. This is what we celebrate at Easter.
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Another scripture that breaks down God’s love to me, that makes it so manifestly clear, is Romans 8:32:
“He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” (NIV)
This verse packs so much strength and comfort. It’s like a glass of cold water on a hot day, like a soft bed when we’re tired. It assures us that whatever we need, we can trust God for it. He willingly gave us Jesus. He sacrificed Him even before we knew we needed a Saviour. Every other thing we need is too little in comparison. To me, Romans 8:32 is one of the best descriptions of God’s unparalleled kindness in the Bible.
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It’s because we have been saved through Jesus that we share in the inheritance of the saints. We can claim the promises of God and see them fulfilled in our lives. God knows that we have needs and has made provision for them. That is why His word encourages each of us to:
“7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7 & 8.
And to dissolve whatever further doubts we may have, He asks us:
“9. … what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” – Matthew 7:9-11
(Related: God is Our Provider)
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“… ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” – John 16:24.
Do not feel it’s presumptuous to expect God to be kind to you. He does it freely to everyone else, how much more to His children!
“… your Father who is in heaven … makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” – Matthew 5:45 (ESV).
So, know that all that is good for you, God will do. Feel free to talk with Him and never forget that He who did not spare His only Son but gave Him up for you will gladly give you whatever else you need.
You are superbly blessed in Jesus’ name.
The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible, except where otherwise stated.
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