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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Jim Vining 2 hrs 1John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
We must never place our confidence in “self” ambition, discipline, duty or service – who and what we are or become springs from our passionate devotion to God’s Word, faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to the Holy Spirit – inspired by the grace, mercy and love Gad has offered through His Son. It should astound, amaze and humble the believer to understand God’s love for mankind. It is this dichotomy between our nature and God’s infinite holiness that should inspire us toward devotion and obedience. God sees in me what I am incapable of seeing in myself – being the very reason I must embrace His sovereign hand to bring discipline and correction into my life. His love for me demands correction because what I am is incapable of intimacy with our infinitely holy God. My acceptance of salvation is not to simply get me into heaven but to transform me into a vessel prepared for God to get into me. As long as believers view their faith as a means to avoid judgement alone they will never understand the heart of God who desires intimate fellowship.
Read through the Bible in one year – Feb. 26 – Mk. 5:21-43; Num. 12-14

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