Some people fear hell far more than they fear God. We need to get this “fear” the right way around…!! There’s deep confusion over the character of God. We are taught He is a God of love, but there is such “fear” that He has to punish sin; that can result in us focusing our entire spiritual life on how – not to sin. I can understand that thinking. If sin leads to punishment and hell, the simple solution is don’t sin. Taught in this way, people rightly ask… who is God? Is he love or is he an avenging God? Is he both? So if my life isn’t 100% right, where do I stand? Can I be certain of anything with God? Perhaps I don’t really believe? At times in my own journey and listening to teachings on the topic of Gods character, I have asked these and many more questions. If you have also, be encouraged.
Let’s open our eyes to the side the enemy doesn’t want us to see.
- Matthew 11:28 -Jesus said to come as you are “now” – there is no requirement to get right first;
- Romans 8:38-39 – nothing can separate us from His love; and
- our response to God when we comprehend His love for us is to love Him in return.
Fall in love with Jesus!!!