BEHOLD - GOD'S LOVE! 5-15-2016

posted May 13, 2016, 3:03 PM by Dale Barnes

To Behold is to see and consider! That is the main reason God has given his Word, that we might behold him; consider who he is and his purposes. The foundation is a relationship of love.

“God so loved the world that he gave his son…”(Jn.3:16)  “He who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Ro.8:32)  


“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called

children of God.” (1Jn.3:1 NKJV)   “Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like him.” (1Jn.3:2 )

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” (Gal.3:26) “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba Father...and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” (Gal.4:6-7)

Not only did God give his Son to save us from the penalty of our sins: eternal judgment. He has adopted us as his children and given us a new life within. The Bible talks of a “well within us that springs up to eternal life.” (Jn.4:14) All is the gift of God!  Nothing we deserved, but given freely through Jesus Christ because of his love for us.  This the foundation of our faith.  God loves us, has forgiven us  given us a new life and promises us a new eternal body.  He has promised to lead our lives through this short time on earth so we can produce fruit for eternity. God’s love is something to behold!