When reading the Old Testament do you ever notice how God gets mad and destroys everything and everybody when the people he chose kept choosing wrong. In the time of Noah he destroyed every tribe and nation, he destroyed EVERYBODY but Noah and his family along with two of every animal (so creation could continue). Now what I find amazing is this:
- Noah loved God so much that God saved Noah’s entire family and allowed everything to be renewed through his line.
- Noah knew Gods voice and when God gave him instructions he listened and followed them.
- Lastly, following the renewing of the earth the people where told of God and his glory as well as his wish for the people to be blessed they continued to do what they wanted .
In my sanctified mind God looked down on his creation and asked himself “what more can I do to show them how much I love them”?
In my mind he said I’ve tried delivering them, smiting them, capturing them, destroying them, healing them and everything in between what can I do next?
Here is definitely where my mind goes left, I can imagine him saying I’ve tried everything else, I’m going to try LOVE! I’m going to allow Love to do what I have been unable to do.
“Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 ERV
“The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, because God is very pleased with you. Listen! You will become pregnant and have a baby boy. You will name him Jesus. He will be great. People will call him the Son of the Most High God, and the Lord God will make him king like his ancestor David. He will rule over the people of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let this thing you have said happen to me!” Then the angel went away.”
Luke 1:30-33, 38 ERV
Enter God’s new thing:
“I may give away everything I have to help others, and I may even give my body as an offering to be burned. But I gain nothing by doing all this if I don’t have love. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth. Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits. So these three things continue: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:3-7, 13 ERV