God loves us so much that he was willing to give his son Jesus to save us from the penalty of sin. That through him, we could come before God’s throne and render our hearts and our minds to an omnipotent being who would do anything to have us sincerely call him Father.
One of the things one finds when reading scripture is the presence of intertwining thoughts between passages. There are interesting plays of words that a reader spots when viewing the bible as a complete text. For instance, Psalms 23:3 says:
“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Then Matthew 5:10 says:
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Both verses contain the words “righteousness” and “sake” and both verses present a beautiful message of hope for those needing God’s presence in their lives.
But aside from verses that complement one another, the bible is rich with verses demonstrating God’s love for us:
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)
“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.” (John 16:27)
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” (1 John 5:3)
Today’s simple message is this: with every moment God grants us breath, let us love one another as God loves us.