Knowing we are loved

RE Verse reading–Colossians 3:12-14, Hebrews 13:1-8, 14-16 (day five)  “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience”  (3:12)  The bible says God loves us.  I know the words.  Sometimes I lack the assurance/experience.  The remedy is the Holy Spirit.  In Romans 5, Paul says ” the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  For while we were still helpless. . .Christ died for the ungodly”  (vs 5-6)  Notice Paul’s reasoning.  The logic of love is the cross of Christ.  His death proves His love.  The experience of love is the person and presence of the Holy Spirit.  We need both.  It isn’t psycho-babble.  Unless we know with certainty God’s love for us, we will not be able to give it away to others.  “Jesus loves me this I KNOW” we teach children to sing.  It is, however, not just for children.  Something we all need to know.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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