Gainless love

I've been thinking of the stark contrast between God's love and ours.

It's true to say God's love is endless, but what does that mean? Well when i was a little boy i was sneaky and got away with all kinds of stuff and in one instance i reveled in doing something because it was evil. I stepped on my friend's hand and i did not let go until he cried. I did this in defiance of being good, i did it to be evil. For some reason i remember this super clearly, and since felt SUPER bad of my intentions. Well according to the old law, i should at least suffer for that particular betrayal. Sadly, i've dwarfed that offence with hundreds of hideous double-minded hypocrisies. If it weren't for Paul claiming his supremacy among sinners, i would be able to level a pretty good argument for my own.

Jesus's blood nullifies my offences before the Father, like, all of them, even the future ones! The father does not hold my sin against me. I will never experience the wrath for my rebellion as a kid, nor anything i've done since. Paul was a murderer of christians! He has never and will never experienced God's wrath for those crimes.

Man's love is all about fair treatment. Don't go offer a starving shark your arm to gnaw on. :) Don't give without any sign of gain. If you do, don't keep giving! Especially when your  generosity will be abused. The example given to us in Christ clearly states the exact opposite. Jesus gave everything and gained nothing he didn't already have. He did this because he loves us, so we can love him. When we love him he changes our love so we can love like he does.

This is the high love of God and the centerpiece of life. How awesome is that?


  1. Glad I didnt know you when you were little!


    Good stuff Jonathan!
    “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
    ― Abigail Van Buren


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