DIG for Sunday the 2nd of July…..He loved us first…..1 John 4 v 19

I have a good friend who has a really good saying, “The man of law boasts about his love for God, the man of grace boasts about God’s love for him”.

This really impacted me the first time I heard it and it keeps impacting me.

You see, law is all about what you need to do, however grace is all about what God has done.

Law is about us and grace is about God, and what He has done through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Law is all about religious performance, grace is about Jesus’ performance.

Yes, we obviously need to love God however what we should be boasting about is the love that God has for us.

God does not demand our love, but He does want it.

Why do you think He sent Jesus to die for our sin, why do you think His Son went through what He did?

God loved (and still loves) mankind first, and the wonderful thing is that we get to love Him in return.

The most important thing for us is His love, as this is why we receive what we receive.

We are not healed, accepted and made prosperous because of our love for Him, but through His love for us.

We are healed, accepted and prospered through grace, not law.

That is why we should be boasting about His love, and not ours!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you loved me first and thank you that you still love me”.

1 John 4 v 19…..We love him, because he first loved us

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