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Thursday, June 5, 2014

We Were Outcasts Too

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you" (John 15:9)

We confess, do we not, that we have a Christian responsibility to believe God's Word and obey God's Truth? Then we should accept the fact that it is our task to practice the Christian virtues in the power of the Holy Spirit as we await the coming of Him who will come.

The great spiritual needs around us should drive us back to the gospel records of the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus. When evil men crucified Jesus, killed Him, they had no power to change Him. They could not alter the Person or the personality of the Son of God. Putting Him on the Cross did not drain away any of His divine affection for a lost race.

The best thing we know about our Lord and Saviour is that He loves the sinner. He has always loved the outcast - and for that we should be glad, for we too were once outcasts! We are descended from that first man and woman who failed God and disobeyed. They were cast out of the garden, and God set in place a flaming sword to keep them from returning!

Dear Heavenly Father, that You love us at all is amazing. But to think that You came down to earth to redeem us is nearly inconceivable. Such love is worthy of all my praise and obedience. Amen

~A. W. Tozer~

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