3/26/16: God Likes Us

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We hear all the time that God loves us. John 3:16 is probably the most popular verse in the Bible and it talks about God’s love. In fact, in I John 4:8, we even find out that God Himself is love. “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

But I cannot recall ever being told that God likes us. How could He? After all, we’re wretched sinners. It’s God’s grace that allows Him to love us, and grace is necessary because we do not and cannot deserve His love. The very definition of grace is “undeserved favor,” so we kinda carry around the idea that love is detached from who we are personally. God is working on us, bringing us to perfection, so He’ll only be totally okay with us when we reach Glory.

Today’s passage for concentration changed this view for me. Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” Wow, God delights in us even if we flub up from time to time. God likes us!

Rejoice that God not only loves you, but He actually likes you too. Show Him that you like Him too. Spend some extra time just hanging out with your Friend today.

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