Friday, February 26, 2010

Is This Not Enough?

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." 1 John 4:9

Can anyone ever say to God - you didn't do enough to save me! You didn't do enough to turn my heart! What more could he have done for you? Is the atoning sacrifice of His beloved Son on account of your wickedness and rebellion not enough to move you? Is your heart so hard that His selfless, sacrificial love does not even melt it to its rotten core?

Are you one of the many who would say, "I'd know that He loves me if he gives me this such a thing or that - some earthly benefit or delight, or some easing of a great pain!"

What more do you need from God? Is what he did for you through the cross not enough? Does the washing away of your sins by the blood of His dear Son not cause you to cry out - "Lord, you have loved SO much!"

God has done all that need be done in order to demonstrate His great love for us! But if that is not enough for you then you are to be sorely pitied, for if the love of His dear Son cannot reach your heart - nothing will!


ExPatMatt said...

Shame it's all just fiction, eh?

But, whatever you need to stay that terrifying fear of death I guess.

Lloyd said...

Great post Sam. I will pray for ExPatMatt. The Bible tells us that "every" knee shall bow to the name of the Lord. God bless, Lloyd

pennedpebbles said...

I've overheard a guy once who proclaimed to another that God was about to bless him greatly because of his faithful tithing and sowing. What exactly do we expect that God should do for us that He has not already done?! Did we do God a favor by becoming His sons and daughters that He should now owe us more? How prevalent is this sad thinking in our churches today?