THE REAL GOD! 2-24-2013

posted Mar 2, 2013, 8:35 AM by Dale Barnes
“...the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Ro.6:23 NIV)  ”Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2Co.9:15 NIV)

The gift of God is so wonderful that the apostle calls it indescribable, but let me try.
The new covenant, that was sealed by the blood of Christ when he gave his life on the cross, tells us that “they will all know me (God), from the least of them to the greatest.  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”(Heb.8:11-12)  We get to know God by this act of forgiveness. We find out in reality that God is love!  We do not deserve this, but he gives complete forgiveness of all our sins so we can fellowship with God throughout eternity.  God is “just (righteous) and the one who justifies (makes righteous) those who have faith in Jesus.” (Ro.3:26 NIV)  Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so the righteous God could freely forgive us (the unrighteous) who put our trust in Jesus.

My first idea of God was  this great being who was constantly checking on my wrongs committed, and very upset and critical when found. But over the years, through the scriptures and experience, I have found I was greatly mistaken.  Though perfect in all ways, God has gone to great lengths; giving his son, to release us from our sins, and give us a new life; a life with him. He embraces us as his children forever.  No wonder it is called indescribable!

“...He Himself (Jesus) is the propitiation (satisfaction) for our sins, and not for ours only, but also  for those of the whole world.” (1Jn.2:2 NASB)  I encourage you to receive God’s free love gift, and walk with him in this new life.