Be Encouraged

Today, I just wanted to share with you a quick verse of encouragement, verses that mean a lot to me personally.  Listen to what Paul writes this morning in Ephesians 2:4-7:

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

product_thumbnailThe two things that encourage me in this passage are this are first, when we were dead in our sins, Christ died for us. At our moment of greatest weakness and failure, it as at that exact moment that Jesus died for us.

Jesus didn’t die for us because we were lovely.  He died for us because we weren’t.  He died for us to make us into the people that God created us to be.

And second is this, that God created us to know Him.  He wants us to know His grace and His kindness. God really does want us to know just how much we are loved. We are created to know that love, that mercy, that grace, that kindness.

You are made for this.  He made for you for that.

So, be encouraged. Jesus died for us at are weakest.  Because He loves us.

And Go wants us to know, in the depth of our souls, just how much that we are loved.

Today, be encouraged.

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