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God is Love, but God is Holy Love

Midweek Muse on Sunday’s Sermon on Mtt. 11:25-30

There are two things that follow from being included into the heart of the Trinity.

First, we are called into the very heart of God: held in the arms of Jesus and embraced in the bosom of the Father.  God is love. And so Paul ends that extraordinary eighth chapter of Romans by exulting that nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Nothing I am going through this week, nothing I am facing is greater than the love of God. Oh, that we woud believe how great is the Father’s love for each one of us!!

And second, because God is holy, He WILL push sin out of our lives. He will. We cannot be in the bosom of the Father and held in the arms of Christ and at the same time cling to our idols – all “those vain things that charm me most”. He WILL expose them and dispose of them. One way or another! So, do not be surprised when your Father disciplines you. He is treating you like sons and daughters because He loves you so much! (Heb. 12:7)

To be brought into the heart of the Trinity WILL be life transforming. It WILL lead to ZELOÓ.  You cannot encounter this relationship without being changed. God’s fierce love will cling to us, and His equally fierce holiness will push out of our lives all those sins that we sill cling to.

Jesus is calling: “Come to Me”.   

And we say: “Lord, where else would we go? You have the words of eternal life”. 

Tom

Lead Pastor