Divine Love: The “Harsh” Reality



Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OR LORD.”

Ephesians 1:3-6 “Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] IN CHRIST: 4 According as he hath chosen us IN HIM before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him IN LOVE: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted IN THE BELOVED.”

Many get offended when we share what the Bible declares about the love of God and how it is only found in Christ Jesus. The masses hate the precept that God does not love, but rather hates, the reprobate (those who were never chosen in Christ from before the foundation of the world – Ephesians 1:4)… and yet they have no problem with the truth that God hates Satan and the fallen angels. Far too many fail to realise that, but for the grace and/or providence¬†of God, we would be as manifestly sinful as the devils themselves. Far too many fail to see that the natural heart of man is as deceitful and desperately wicked as Satan’s. The problem lies in the fact that most (erroneously) view themselves, and others, as being too good to be hated of God; they have never been given a sight of (a) their sin and (tb) the righteousness of God. Yet the Bible is clear:

Proverbs 16:4 “The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, EVEN THE WICKED for the day of evil.”

Psalm 7:11 “God judgeth the righteous, and God is ANGRY [with the wicked, literally: ABHORS, ABOMINATES the wicked] every day.”

Psalm 5:5-6 “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: THOU HATEST ALL WORKERS OF INIQUITY. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD WILL ABHOR the bloody and deceitful man.”

Psalm 11:5-6 “The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence HIS SOUL HATETH. 6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.”

The REMEDY for the coming wrath and hatred of God is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for every aspect of our salvation. Christ is the great refuge; all who flee to Him (as God bids us to come) will find safety. However, all who are found outside of Him come Judgment Day will perish. Nothing in this life is worth losing our souls and losing out on the blessed opportunity of walking with Christ, in full perfection, forever.

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