Saturday, February 27, 2016
Guest Writer Charles Novak-The Love Of God
God's love for us,where would we be without it ? Well dead, of course; if God didn't love us he would of allowed all of us to be destroyed in the flood. With no knowledge or remembrance of us except by His own mind alone. We would be extinct known only to God, just the fact that we are still all alive as a species of human still here to run the daily race against sin and toward the victory line of Christ is but a miracle, a blessing and also so much more than solid, pure, and undeniable love from our Creator. Yet God still “removed” the majority of man off the face of the entire earth by the great flood, as told in the story of Noah and the Ark.
(Genesis Chapter 6 Verses 11 Through 22 ESV) “Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them." Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him."
God ensured that the men and women He has chosen will survive, this is why he gave them all instructions necessary with the intended time to begin so they would be ready for the flood; in doing so He saved what He Created and this act of love is the Will of God Himself. Remember in Exodus it is written that by the covenant that God made with Noah, God will never destroy the earth again by flooding. (Genesis Chapter 9 Verses 11 Through 12 ESV) “I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: We must also remember that it never says anywhere in the Bible that God will never destroy the earth again, it just says not by flooding. God will always forgive us of our sins as long as we confess our sins and repent our sins. We should also feel regret and remorse for sinning in front of God, i know i do. The one thought that should be remembered is God will not allow us to just go on sinning, no there will be disciplinary action given by our God of all Creation.
This is brought on by the same love a mother has when she must discipline her own children so they
will not continue to go fourth on a destructive pattern, it is discipline for life. So what does the bible
says about love ? We can read about God's love for us in (Zephaniah Chapter 3 Verse 17 ESV) “The
LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." God even tells us that those
who search for Him and love Him are also loved by Him as we read in (Proverbs Chapter 8 Verse 17
ESV) "I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me."
I feel the the most obvious action that God took to show us that we are loved by him, not only
mankind but the world itself is noticeably overlooked by all non believers, that is the giving of the
life of His own son the Christ Jesus as we read in (John Chapter 3 Verse 16 ESV) "For God so loved
the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have
eternal life." When God had chosen Mary to be the mother of His son the Savior of world He knew
what would have to happen to Jesus His son for the “saving” of man (John Chapter 3 Verse 17 ESV)
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world
might be saved through him." the redeeming of our sinful souls which now can be eternal life
through Belief of Jesus Christ and repenting. I know as a parent it is a decision I could never had
made, that is the love of God. Without Jesus mankind would be destined to burn in the lake of fire,
condemned by our sins for all eternity.