Love (1)

Love is a very powerful word. In the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, The word “love” appears 686 times! God is love. In this devotion and the next few, we will look at some excellent examples of love.
The best example of love is Jesus, God’s Son. As our Bible Reading tells us, Jesus was crucified on a cross. He was perfect and had no sin. Jesus did not deserve to be nailed to a cross. But Jesus took our place. He accepted the punishment for our sins. Jesus died for us so that our sins may be forgiven. And praise God that Jesus is not dead anymore — He rose from the dead to give us the hope of eternal life!
Verse 51a tells us, “When Jesus died, the curtain in the Temple was torn into two pieces.” Because of what Jesus did for us, we can receive salvation and have a relationship with God.
Such amazing love! There is no greater love than this. Thank God today for His GREAT love.