Summary: Everything He has ever promised us, done for us, or given us... all hinges on and because of His immense Love that He has for us... Not that we have for Him
Jesus Loves me this I know
For the bible tells me so
Little to ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong
In the religious world, there are some who think that the song we all learned as children,
nowadays is sending the wrong message out.
It should be an all inclusive message of, Jesus loves everyone....
And that is the truth, in and that of itself....
because it does say in
John 3:16 For God so Loved the world...
and that's about as open ended as it gets...that does include everyone!
But until you truly realize how much He loves you, you are never going to experience all that He has for you...or as the army says "be all that you can be" for The Lord!
Gods Love, is the key to everything....without His love for us...
we would be finished..we would be nothing!
Everything He has ever promised us, done for us, or given us...
all hinges on and because of His immense Love that He has for us...
Not that we have for Him
1st John 4:17-19 MSG
17-18 God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.
19 We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.
There are many today who talk about the love of God, who are total strangers to the God of love.
TBS. our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s..that means we have what He has..
Until a person can sing Jesus Loves me...and grasp how much His Grace can truly mean personally....how can you portray it to your fellow man?
illus. if you had a bottle of honey..and you were trying to tell everyone
About it..and how good it was, how sweet it was,
About all the health benefits You could receive from it..by trying it and using it
In your daily diet...and you had never tried it, or realized
those benefits for yourself...
Don't you think it would be kind of hard to accurately describe
what it could actually accomplish for them in their life?
illus. Years ago, a large Atlanta church was televising the service where they had asked a retired 92 year minister preach from its pulpit.
There was a warm welcome as he was introduced and, as the applause quieted down, the old man rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort to the podium.
Without a note or written paper of any kind, he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to speak.
"When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your preacher asked me to tell you what was the greatest lesson I ever learned in my 50 odd years of preaching.
I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just one thing that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through all my trials.
The one thing that I could always rely on when tears and heart break and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me. The only thing that would comfort was this verse:
"Jesus loves me this I know. For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong, We are weak but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me... The Bible tells me so."
When he finished, the church was so quiet you actually could hear his foot steps as he shuffled back to his chair. (www.blufftontoday.com/node/8060)
Numbers 13:1,2,23,26-28,30-33 NKJ
1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”
(Now these were all men...who had witnessed God do the impossible...
When He had brought the entire nation of Israel out of Egypt...
and not only bring them out..but also completely sustained them day after day, in a dry desert wasteland!
So these men had seen the impossible, become possible countless numbers of times)
Vs. 23 Then they came to the Valley of Eshcol, and there cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes; they carried it between two of them on a pole. They also brought some of the pomegranates and figs.