We Cannot Earn God’s Love

by GfG on November 11, 2012

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I’m on a love kick.  That is not a bad thing.  Seriously.  (Post 1 and Post 2)

Remember, God is on a love kick too.  He sent His Son out of love.  He forgives us out of love.  He changes us out of love.

I fear I wasn’t clear enough last week, so I wanted to be clear this week. Crystal clear.

We cannot earn God’s love.  Period.

Not for salvation.  That means you can not behave “good” enough to earn His favor.  There is nothing you can do that gets you into His Presence.  Heaven cannot be bought by your good works.  This is good news.

Since no one can be perfect, we aren’t put in an impossible situation. Christ came to do the impossible for us.  By believing on Him, we have eternal life.  Amen!

Not for sanctification.  That means that even after we become children of God, we can not get him to love us more by doing good things.  His love for us is as full as it can ever get.  Our behavior glorifies and pleases Him, but He can not be more pleased with us.  His pleasure in us is as full as it can ever be.

Since no one can be perfect, even after becoming a Christian, we aren’t put in an impossible situation for sanctification either.  God sees us through Christ now, perfectly.  Even when we sin (which we will always do), Christ cleanses us and presents us to the Father as righteous.

If you believe that your works (daily quiet time, teaching your children catechism, serving the poor, etc) make you closer to God, make you holier, or make you more l0ved, you have it wrong.  In Christ, we are loved to the fullest!

Your works please Him, but do not affect His love for you or His pleasure in you.

We are so fully loved that nothing can change that.

Isn’t that amazing?!

 

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