Scripture Reference: I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. – Galatians 2:20
One of the most difficult things to understand is God’s love. Why He loves us in spite of who we are, what we have done and how imperfect we are. It is an amazing love He has for us. The Bible says while we were yet sinners, He died for us even when we didn’t see him as our Saviour. God’s love for us didn’t wait for our performance to meet up or for us to please Him yet He sent His son to die for us. A lot of people wonder why when the love of God is mentioned, the death of Jesus is always referred to. It is simple.
Jesus said “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).” Do you see it now? Death is the highest form of love! It is the true test of love, and it signifies true depth. The sacrifice of death of a life for another life to stay alive means a lot. It shows belief in the fact that the life being sacrificed is not as valuable as the life being preserved. There are no goals, ambitions and skills that can create a future that can match up to the other life. Most people will rather fight and prove that their lives are worth far more than another, but Jesus laid His life down without an argument. You are worth the sacrifice. If you understand that and believe that truth, you will realize that His love for you
is represented in the death he died. So when Paul asks “What can separate us from the love of God?”, he knows what he is asking. It isn’t a joke at all, God has shown us His love and has paid the ultimate sacrifice. Every other thing falls short of his love, cannot be compared to, neither can it stop or destroy His love for us. And what does His love for mean to us? It means that in every situation of our lives, He wants the very best for us, and has made available everything that will empower us live for His glory.
Daily digest: Galatians 2:1-21
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I receive the love you have for me. I believe that what you have for me is enough to make me live freely in this world. I pray for the renewal of the revelation of love constantly such that it brings content and satisfaction to my soul. Amen.