A Chance for Real Love
Taking a chance on love is risky for our hearts. For all of us long for love. Real love. Deep love.
God took a chance by sending His only Son to die on the Cross for our sins.
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” ~John 3:16 AMP
God took a chance by loving us, and we can take a chance by receiving His love for us.
“We love Him, because He first loved us.” ~1 John 4:19 AMPC
After receiving His love, we can share His love with others.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God…for God is love.” ~1 John 4:7, 8b NASB
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” ~John 8:36 NASB
Time and Chance
King Solomon says time and chance will overtake us, so we need to walk in wisdom by fearing God and keeping His commandments. And Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love God.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going. I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.” ~Ecclesiastes 9:10-11 NASB
“The conclusion when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 NASB
“Jesus said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” ~Matthew 22:37-39 NASB
Let us take a chance on real love by receiving God’s love for us, then sharing His love with others.
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is chance.