The Bible differentiates between different kinds of love; eros – erotic love, philao- brotherly love, and agape: an exceptional kind of love that God has given to His people by the work of the Holy Spirit.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in; “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)
There are so many examples of people whom have died so that others might live. There are present examples of this happening all over the world right now. The bible says that; “For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die” (Romans 5:7). While we can find examples of people who would die for good person, Christ is completely different in that He died for the ungodly. This is how God demonstrated His love towards us in that, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
“A sinner is a transgressor of the law, and so we can say that while we were being actively disobedient to God, while we were in a state of rebellion against God, while we were hostile to God, while we were ignoring God, while we were refusing to submit to Him, refusing to love him, refusing to worship him, at that time, while we were at enmity with God, Christ died for us” (Sproul, p.99, 2005).
God loved the world so much that he lay down the life of his ONE & ONLY begotten son, that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
There is no amount of love a human being can give that can save a person’s soul. No man on earth has the power or ability to give a man eternal life. What a friend we have in Jesus, what an inheritance we have, what compassion we receive, what grace untold, what loving kindness, what tender mercies, what grace, what a lover of our souls!!!
© Ruth Dickson UK
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Posted: 14th February, 2015