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Challenges from the Word of God by Raymond McGough

Posted on October 13, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Daily challenges from the Word of God

Ephesians 5:2 I was speaking of walking in the love of Christ our Lord. Remaining in verse 2 of chapter5 the apostle Paul describes for us the divine quality of an everlasting mercy, compassion, and pity God makes visible to you and me in the sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ on our behalf. Enshrined in the word love. Astoundingly while we were yet sinners God was reconciling you and I to himself in and through the death of his Son upon the cross. Christ took our sins upon himself and his shed blood cleanses us from all sin. Again divine love

We can see that in the next part of the verse, “…as Christ also has loved us and given himself for us...” I had already pointed out to show love is always active. The author uses the term walk present tense. You and I who have the love of Christ abiding in us are to show that very same love to others. The challenge to do what our risen glorified Lord has done for us is to show that love to others. They are the harvest. I end with the rest of the verse to ponder over as a challenge to all who belong to the Lord. “…as Christ also has loved us and given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling aroma.”

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