God is love! If I am made in His image, then loving must be my attribute, unless I refuse to acknowledge my new creation reality. So, of necessity, I am love. I am not to try to love because His love has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. It is part of the redemption package. It’s a restoration reality.
We’re all familiar with fear in some form. At some point, we’ve all felt afraid in a situation in which we found ourselves. It has the capacity to shut us down and paralyze us from moving forward in our Christian walk. Thankfully, God’s Word equips us to fight fear and win.
The average person today faces a myriad of different pressures. For some, I’m sure, it feels like they are living in a pressure cooker. Whether it is economic pressure, or family pressure, or pressure somehow related to our jobs, we all know what the stresses of daily life can be like.
How much more will God give good things to those that ask Him? We’re limited in our understanding; we’re limited in our ability in comparison with God. There is no comparison!
We can read the Bible all we want, but if we are not picking up the true meaning of what God is trying to convey to us, we might as well be reading a fairy tale. There is a sharp contrast between the Old and New Testaments, and it can be seen as “before the cross” and “after the cross.”