March 3, 2009

God's Love & Passion For All People

"God wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." - I Timothy 2:4

"The Lord is ... not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
- 2 Peter 3:9

God has a strong desire in His heart and a passion for every person to have a restored personal relationship with Him, and to have peace with Him and eternal life with Him in heaven. How strong is his desire and passion ? It is so strong that He sent His son Jesus to suffer terribly and to die a horrible death on the cross, to pay the price for our sins and to make it possible for us to have a restored relationship with God (John 3:16 - "God so loved the world...").

It breaks God's heart to see people that are separated from Him and that have a broken relationship with Him because of sin. This needs to break our hearts as well, so that we - God's church and His servants, will work hard to reach out in God's love and share the Good News of Jesus with others. There is far too much apathy in the church today ; apathy for others, especially for those without Christ, and apathy for God Himself. When we have a personal passion for Jesus, we will have a passion for sharing Christ with others also. May God give us His love and passion for others.

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