“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
The Lord knows us and loves us. He draws us to Himself with unfailing love. We have a choice in this life to come to Him and abide in His love or to go our way and reap the consequences. If the truth be known, without the Lord, we are in dire straits. We have a fallen nature and are unable to save ourselves.
The Lord saw our great need, and, in His love for us, paid the price on the cross to make us free. He not only paid the price but draws us through His Word to walk through this life with Him in the power of the Holy Spirit. He wants us to seek His ways each day and to be with Him forever in eternity.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
We receive His love for us as a free gift. He died on the cross to pay the sin debt so that we might be free. He calls out to all those on the earth that they may come to Him and not be lost. His love for us will draw us to Him as we walk with Him all the days of our life.
“Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door (the door of our heart) and knock: if any man (whosoever) hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)
The story of God’s love for us is an incredible one with “exceeding great and precious promises”. Not only has His love paid the price for our sins, but He has said in His Word that we are to be “partakers of the divine nature.” We come to Him in repentance and faith and the Lord changes us by the power of the Holy Spirit and makes us partakers of His nature. And when our life here is done; He offers us a home with Him in eternity. An incredible love. An incredible God.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:4)
We have a choice in this life. We can follow Him and be blessed, or we can reject his love and go our own way. The world calls out to us to go its way. The Lord calls us to Himself through His Word, the Bible. We have only this life to acknowledge His great love for us and surrender to Him. Yes, He knew us then (before we knew Him). Will He know us now as His child – blood-bought, forgiven and on our way to be with him in glory? His Word says our earthly walk with Him is “joy unspeakable and full of glory.” Eternity calls. Are you ready? Does He know You now as His own?
“And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come (the Lord calling out to all those that are lost in this dying world) And let him who hears say, come. And let him who is athirst come (the lost soul crying out to the Lord). And whosoever will, let him take the Water of Life freely (all are welcome).” Revelation 22:17)
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Here I Am, Lord – Tom Quinn Ministries – tqministries.com 2021