“The Burden of Love”

“The Burden of Love”
November 2, 2011

There are many moments in our lives where we fall and feel as if we don’t deserve forgiveness.  We may even ask ourselves, “Does God still love me?”  The answer is YES, He loves us unconditionally.  God loves us with SO MUCH compassion, despite our ungratefulness, anger, or doubt; the burden of love.

Malachi 1-2; 6
1The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi: 2“I have loved you,” says the LORD. “ Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’ Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” Says the LORD. “ Yet Jacob I have loved; 6“ A son honors his father,  And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the LORD of hosts, To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’

In the verses above, God is expressing how much He loves us, and questioning why we still doubt Him.  One of life’s greatest burdens is when you chose to reach out and love someone.  When you chose to love someone, you love them with every part of you, no matter how they treat you in return.  In Malachi, God’s unconditional love for us is really illustrated and laid out for us to see.  He’s telling us how much He loves us, despite the fact that we discredit His name and do not give Him the honor and reverence He deserves.

Something to think about: Never doubt the love that God has for each and every one of us.  His love is unconditional and everlasting.  Instead we should ask ourselves, do we truly love the Lord?  When you’re pondering over that question, also remember that we should all love one another; this is a commandment of God (1 John 4:20).  You cannot hate anyone AND love the Lord.  Be Blessed blog readers!!!

1 Comment

  1. Great being reminded that God loves us no matter what. We should love others the same way and not have hate in our heart.

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