Love Manifested













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Love Manifested

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He punishes every son whom He receives." Hebrews 12:5-6

Without a doubt the greatest manifestation of the love of God took place on a hill called Calvary about two thousand years ago. The Father allowed His Son to be publicly humiliated, horribly beaten and nailed to a cross to suffer and die. Jesus said that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for another.

One may conceivably be motivated to give his life for someone he believes to be very important or very pious. But Jesus gave His life for those who had rebelled against Him. Even on the cross He cried out to the Father, -"Father, forgive them for they do not understand what they are doing." On that last day Jesus expressed how tormented His soul was knowing what He must soon endure, but said, -"What shall I say? ‘Lord save Me from this fate?’ It was for this that I came into the world."

But perhaps God’s most dreaded day will be Judgment Day. It will be on this day that Jesus will have to sentence sinners to the Lake of Fire. The Bible says that hell was not made to destroy man but for Satan and his demons. Yet, all those who join his rebellion will find themselves cast into the fire.

God loves man and gave His life to make a way of escape for him, so it surely will be emotionally painful for the Lord to judge them to hell. But there will be a moment in time for every person to choose life or death. No one need go to hell when God has provided forgiveness.

Have you ever had to have a beloved pet put to sleep? I have always been a animal lover and always have has a close relationship with my pets. My dog Fly takes a walk with me most every day and we both love it. She is very obedient and needs no lease - she follows my every command.

As a result of her obedience she is free on the trail. She can walk ahead, beside or behind me and can chase squirrels at will. At the time of this writing, Fly is an old dog but is in very good physical condition for a dog twelve years old.

Since she is advancing in age I understand that there may come a day when my family is faced with the difficult decision of letting go of her. Of course, we would only consider this if she was suffering and her condition was hopeless. We would need to be convinced that a recovery was not possible.

That is how it is with God. God never poured out His wrath without first sending a plea of repentance. The Bible says that He does nothing without first sending His Prophets. Nineveh repented and was spared, Sodom refused and was destroyed. Those who will be sentenced to hell will have convinced God that their condition is hopeless.



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