Objects of Eternal Love

Certainly, God deals with us on a personal level of love when He has to discipline us. But the greatest news about the glorious Gospel is this: There is no other way to approach sin, iniquity, and the governmental evil of Satan but from the standpoint of the Finished Work. From this point of view, God reveals to us the authority, power, and fathomless scope of His grace. We are taught what eternal love has done, is doing, and will continue to do. We are the objects of that eternal love-if only we could grasp it.

If you ponder this love through the Holy Spirit, you will be as overwhelmed as the weeping prophet Jeremiah was. The apostle Paul wept day and night for three years as he considered it (Acts 20:29-31). He was so broken because he understood the power of God's love, which has made it impossible for Satan, circumstances, or anything that happens in our lives to separate us from God. Like the closest of friends, we are inseparable (Romans 8:38, 39).

Through the Finished Work, God has imputed His righteousness apart from works (Romans 4:6). And because God is for us, no one can ever come against us. Every Christian must understand that, then receive it, believe it, and walk in it by faith.

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