"And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, 'The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished'." (Exodus 34:6-7) Beth Moore used these verses of Scripture as her focus passage for the Living Proof Live conference this past weekend in Memphis, TN. What a blessing!
God abounds in love. His love is loyal and steadfast. He maintains His love, which means He guards His love for us, protects it, and keeps it. "God is love", (1 John 4:16). Most of us have head knowledge of these facts about God's love. Do we have heart knowledge? Can we grasp the truth that no matter what, God loves us?
Beth pointed out to us the fact that because "God is love," He cannot love us less or He would be less God. Grab onto this truth. God loves us, no matter what. This truth will change our lives. Many of us feel unworthy of anyone's love, but if Christ lives in our hearts, we are loved now and always will be.
Now what do we do with that love? We must love as God loves us. We must protect, maintain, and guard our love for others, especially for family.