Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Pastor's Ponderings, October 27, 2020

God Still Loves Us

In the movie, “The Old Guard,” one of the actors, Andy, sums up her feelings about the whole world.  She replies to another actor, Booker, who asks her what was next in light of the latest indignity that has befallen them.

“Booker: And then what?

Andy: And then nothing. The world can burn for all I care. I’m done.” 

Her group had been exposed, betrayed, and attacked.  In spite of their powers for good, she decides to simply give up, throw in the towel, and watch as the world destroyed itself.


Man has had a long history of rebellion against God’s commands, yet God loves us anyway. We should be happy that God did not have the same attitude as Andy when He saw that mankind was headed for destruction. God so loved the world that He gave His only Son for our salvation (John 3:16).  Jesus loved us so much that He went to the cross for us (Hebrews 12:2).   He makes intercession for us in Heaven for our sins (Hebrews 7:25).  For His intercession, He asks us to repent and ask for forgiveness and He says that He will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).


Despite terrifying things all around us, we must remember that God says that He is for us and not against us (Romans 8:31).  He does not want any of us to perish but wants all of us to repent and have a relationship with Him (2 Peter 3:9). God wants to deliver us from death, hell and destruction. Let us continue to remember, God is not through with us, He loves us and wants to give us his kingdom (Luke 12:32).  Let us rejoice that God has not thrown in the towel and He still loves us.

John 3:16

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16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Hebrews 12:2

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fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Hebrews 7:25

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25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.


1 John 1:9

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Romans 8:31

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31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?


2 Peter 3:9

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The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.


Luke 12:32

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32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.





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