Who Are You?
You have the freedom to make your own choices.
This book applauds you for making your own choices.
God does not force people into making a choice.
All the good and the bad we experience are a result of our choices impacted by the choices of others.
The book is written to describe God’s love for you.
It is a truth that we all know the feeling of being loved.
Few of us have experienced the love that we always knew existed.
We have been taught words to explain this knowledge of love.
And we listen when we hear words that we know are true.
But there is a problem with the fact there are so many voices imitating truth.
I do not know who you are, but I know that God created you.
I know that God is perfect, therefore you are perfectly created.
I trust the Bible as a source of truth. In the Bible God has given us words we can choose to trust.
The Bible indicates God, Jesus and the Spirit are one and that Jesus is love; therefore, God is love.
In the Bible, there is a book named 1 Corinthians and at chapter 13, verses 4 to 13 God describes what love is through Paul, his messenger. These words are God’s instructions, a guide for our behaviour. Love is defined as follows;
1 Corinthians chapter 13, verses 4 to 13:
4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, 5 doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; 6 doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.
Therefore, God perfectly accomplishes all the following, when loving all of us:
God’s love for us is patient.
God’s love for us is kind.
God’s love for us doesn’t envy.
God’s love for us doesn’t brag.
God’s love for us is not proud.
God’s love for us doesn’t behave inappropriately.
God’s love for us doesn’t seek its own way.
God’s love for us is not provoked.
God’s love for us takes no account of evil.
God’s love for us doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness.
God’s love for us rejoices with the truth.
God’s love for us bears all things.
God’s love for us believes all things.
God’s love for us hopes all things.
God’s love for us endures all things.
God’s love for us love never fails.
You are free to choose to enter into a relationship with God,
and you are free to choose to reject Gods’ invitation.
God’s love for us is unconditional, and it exists regardless of our choices.
God has a perfect plan which will be (has been) perfectly accomplished.
When you read the Bible, remember that God’s instructions to us are also a description of his love for us.
Our relationship with God is a process involving our decision to change.
All people will eventually accept as a truth that God loves all of us. If God is perfect, then within him is the perfect ability to accomplish all the things he has provided as instructions.
Verses 4 to 13 in 1 Corinthians are a remarkable description of the vastness of God’s love for us. In every command for us to love one another is a description of God’s love for each one of us. God’s word is true, and he cannot brag. If God does not brag, the word of God, the Bible, cannot include a numbering of the people who are saved, nor can God print any reference to my belief that every single person ever created will be saved.
I am certainly not perfect and make errors every day, but I do not have to fully understand Paul’s admonitions before I can experience love or give love to others. Life is a process, and every week, you learn more. As you mature, you gain knowledge and a deeper understanding of yourself. This allows you to love yourself. This allows you to consider the depths of the meaning of love and understand the depths of God’s love for you.