God Is Love

CHILDREN, did you ever think how much God loves you? Perhaps you have sometimes felt that he was a stern God, and did not love you. If you have ever had those thoughts enter your mind, it was Satan, the great enemy of your souls, who put them there; for although God does not love sin, he loves the sinner.  This love he has shown by giving his only Son to die for us, that through his death we might have eternal life Oh, such wonderful love!

When you know that you have done those things that are displeasing in God's sight, do not feel like giving up, but go to him, and ask him earnestly to pardon you. Perhaps this morning you started out with a firm determination to have a clean record for this day; but you found that the enemy was at work in every way to draw you from the right path.  And, tonight, in looking over your day's record, you think perhaps that there is no use in your trying to do right. But do not feel so.  Remember that God loves you, and wants you to love him. Then Jesus has been on this earth, and he knows just what trials we have to meet. If you are sincerely trying to serve him.  He will help you in every time of need. 

"If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous." 

And now, will you not try to love God, and to believe that he loves you? If you love him really, you will love to obey him and keep his commandments. If we try to put away all sin from us, we shall by-and-by go to live where there is no sin, and there we can serve the Lord in the beauty of holiness.  

J. M. W. 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16