Friday, September 11, 2020

An Undeserved Love

 Friday, September 11, 2020 Some material taken from What A Difference A Day Can Make by Sam Nobles

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

An Undeserved Love

Just as Christ chose to die on a cross, sharing His last moments with two thieves, He chooses us. He was the King of Kings, but He spent His life here on earth in dusty sandals, traveling the dirt roads on foot, and seeking out the lost, discarded, and undeserving. He chooses the company of undeserving sinners. What kind of a king does this? The kind that was born in a stable and died on a cross for undeserving sinners like you and me.

The beauty of God’s love is this – in His eyes, no one is undeserving. Everyone qualifies and He loves us all the same. The thief on the cross and the preacher in the church are the same in His eyes. Some other beautiful things about God’s love are:

He saves by grace, through faith, and without works – His gospel applies to everyone, from all walks of life. There are no prerequisites. Everyone qualifies because He expects us to bring nothing to the table except a receiving heart and a faith to believe.

You enter heaven by forgiveness and through the righteousness that Jesus gives you. You do not enter heaven by how you have lived your Christian life. This is the good news: your acceptance with God does not depend on your performance in the Christian life. – Sam Nobles

He gives complete assurance -When we ask and receive the gift of salvation, we are saved. In that second, if we died, we would be in heave. Righteousness is ours through the cross instantly, just like the thief on the cross.

He finds joy in redeeming sinners – No matter how bad you think you are, or how many mistakes you have made, He delights in your salvation. He pursues us and waits, and when we

Even when we are so undeserving, God’s love never leaves us. He never turns His back or gives up on us. Like a loving parent, He continues to see the best in us when we continue to give Him our worst. Every time we turn back, He is there, arms open wide, welcoming us back into His will.

Do not ever imagine that Christ is reluctant to save you. Christ says “Amen” to the simplest faith. He is not looking to keep you out. He is looking to bring you in! – Sam Nobles

He promises a life of indescribable joy – This world promises much and delivers little. But God delivers what He promises. In this world there will be trials and pain along with joy. As a Christian, we are promised eternal life in heaven when we leave this earth. We will have an eternity full of joy like we have never known.

He is with us now and always – He does not leave us alone here on earth. We can endure this life here on earth with hope because we have faith and we know what our future holds. He has work for us to do while we are here – to make disciples.

This love from our Heavenly Father is so undeserved if we look at ourselves. There is nothing we have done or could do that would make us deserve of His love. Yet He loves us enough that He gave His life for us. When we accept that love and the gift of salvation He gives, we can live confidently in His love, grace, and mercy, knowing that one day we will be with Him forever in Heaven.


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. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11

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