HIS LOVE ALONE     By Ed Elliot


                                                By Ed Elliot

The critical elder brother related to his father based on his performance as did the Prodigal Son.  One believed he deserved his inheritance because of his obedience in keeping his father’s laws.  And the other knew he was undeserving of every being a son again because his sins were great and many.

While one son boasted he had kept and obeyed his father’s laws and commandments, the other son confessed his sins and failures to show how unqualified he was to be a son.

You aren’t accepted by God based on how holy and good you have been.  Neither are you rejected by God based on how sinful you have been. It isn’t your performance, positive or negative, that earns you anything from God.  It is all about the Father loving you as you are.

The incredible truth about God’s love is that it never leaves you in the same condition it found you.

“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lust and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.”  Titus 3:3-6

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