See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.1 JOHN 3:1 NIV
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us…”
Today’s pondering continues on the book of 1 John. This letter was addressing a group of believers who where in the midst of unsettling situation. The original recipients are believers and is addressing what is happening in the community.
What really caught me is the word “See” … with your eyes, with eyes wide open. Not every who have eyes can actually see. See the greater reality, the greater truth, but in this case The love that is greatly lavish by God on us.
The Great love of the Father…. God’s great love poured upon us, God is love and God is Just. In his justice sins in our lives are unacceptable. We are actually enemies of GOD come to think of it, for we live lives of sins, for Justice to be met, Jesus took our place to be punished and gave us His righteousness, giving us forgiveness of sins and salvation as we put our faith in Him. This gift enabled us to be children.
We are children of God that is who we are. We are now recipients of His lavish love, because of Christ.
God gave us a command, To believe in Christ and to Love one another.
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.1 John 3:23
LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
Love is an action inevitable to those who believe in Christ.
Love is action is the command among the children of God.
Love is the marker of God’s children.
Loved people, love people.