Sunday, August 20, 2017
TREM’s Daily 20 August 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo - God’s Love For You Is Unconditional And Unending
Topic: God’s Love For You Is Unconditional And Unending — Sunday August 20, 2017.
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV)
Child of God, it bears repetition that the Father loves you dearly. I can say this over and over again without getting tired because I need it to sink into you. It does not matter the extent of filth that you carry, He still loves you, and is watching out for you. Beloved, God does not love, God is love. He very nature is love, so He cannot do anything but love. However, for a very long period, religion painted a picture of a God who is looking out to strike you down when you fall. But that is not the case. He loves you dearly, irrespective of you. He knows you. He knows your shortcomings. He knows your weaknesses. He knows your antecedents, even more than you do, and yet He extends His unconditional love to you. Apostle Paul writes in Romans 8:35, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Nothing! And no one!”
Even in sin, God’s love for you has not and cannot change. Yes, you may have made a mistake, but He loves you regardless. And His love reaches out to you. He said that He has loved you with an everlasting love. In other words, a love that will never run out or dry up. The Father’s love for you is forever, unending, and eternal.
When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they hid from God. But like it is typical of God, He knew they had made a mistake, but still went in search of them, and slaughtered an animal to cover their nakedness. Okay, let me ask you: What do you think made God drive them out of the Garden? It was love! He loved Man so much that He did not want Man to eat of the tree of life after sin had been introduced, which would have condemned all of Mankind to eternal death. So the best thing was to send Man out of the Garden. Every action of God is orchestrated by love.
Further Reading: Romans 5:8-9, Genesis 3:7-9, 21-24
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 105-106; Evening- 1 Corinthians 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.