by Dr. Charles Stanley
Tuesday June 28, 2005
Trusting the God of Love
Yesterday, we explored the three basic truths every believer must accept in order to trust God. The one we tend to doubt the most is His love for us. Satan attacks our faith in the Father’s care often and in many situations. But we have three proofs to rely on when our certainty wavers.
Character love—The nature of God is love. (1 John 4:8) The Bible also says that God is light and there is no darkness in Him. (1 John 1:5) In other words, there is nothing sinful or imperfect in His character. If the Father is perfect and loving, He will never mistreat one of His children.
Covenant love—God is committed to making us heirs. (Hebrews 8:10) We know that when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior we become children of God. Our immaturity is the reason He is patient and kind to us. God sees us as we are—little ones learning to navigate in our short-term home on Earth.
As growing believers, we cannot trust God if we doubt His devotion. Thankfully, we possess these amazing proofs. It is the Father’s nature to love, which He demonstrated at the cross and continues to prove through His adoption of us as sons and daughters.
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