When you come down to it, it’s really all about love. So many people (non-Christians and Christians alike) seem to think that God is some kind of angry, vengeful being who takes some delight in inflicting pain and suffering on His disobedient children and death for those who reject Him. Nothing could be farther from the truth. God loves us and wants us to love Him back, that’s a given, but His ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9) that it’s hard to fully comprehend the extent to which this is true.
Jesus made it clear that love is the key when He answered the question about which is the greatest commandment: Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. -Matthew 22:36-40
Recently at a newly-formed Bible study I’ve been going to, one of the participants plainly stated a fact we must never forget when arguing or explaining some sort of theology to somebody else: when you come right down to it, it’s all about Jesus. When I think of Him, I cannot help but think about love because that’s what He is all about. Is it all about Jesus for you? If it isn’t, please take the time right now to make it that way. Pray a simple prayer and ask Him to come into your heart right now as your Lord and Savior, acknowledging the simple fact that He died for you for the remission of your sins, that you might have a loving relationship with God that will span all eternity. Think you’re too bad to be loved by God? Think again. The offer is for you.