God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.1 John 4:9-10 (NLT)
Battle Drill Daily Devotional
God is love. Why is this important? We’re looking at five different reasons – we discovered three yesterday, and we’re looking at the final two today.
- Love is why Jesus died. As we said yesterday, you and I – in common with all human beings – often let God down. Nothing sinful or evil can exist in God’s presence. And so God needed a solution to our sin. God’s love moved and motivated him to offer that solution: the birth, life, death and resurrection of his one and only Son, Jesus Christ. If we trust in him, then God promises – in love – that we will never have to bear the penalty for the wrong we have done. We will be acquitted by Christ’s sacrifice!
- Love is why we receive eternal life. Because God is love, he will express that love forever. There will never be a moment in your life when God does not love you. For those who choose to accept God’s love, John paints a picture of God showing that love to us for all eternity:
And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.Revelation 21:6-7 (NLT)
Think It Over
Think about the following:
- How can a person know and experience God’s love?
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