You are greatly loved!
"A man greatly loved by God." Daniel 10:11
Child of God, do you hesitate to appropriate this title? Ah! has your unbelief made you forget that you are greatly loved by God?
Must you not have been greatly loved—to have been bought with the precious blood of Christ? When God smote His only begotten Son for you—what was this but being greatly loved by Him? You lived in sin and rioted in it—must you not have been greatly loved for God to have borne so patiently with you? You were called by grace and led to the Savior, and made a child of God and an heir of Heaven! All this proves, does it not—a very great and super-abounding love for you?
Since that time, whether your path has been rough with troubles, or smooth with mercies—it has been full of proofs that you are greatly loved by God. If the Lord has chastened you—yet it was not in anger. If He has made you poor—yet you have been made rich in grace. The more unworthy you feel yourself to be—the more evidence you have that nothing but unspeakable divine love could have led the Lord Jesus to save such a soul as yours! The more demerit you feel—the clearer is the display of the abounding love of God, in having chosen you, and called you, and made you an heir of everlasting bliss!
Now, if there is such great love from God to us—let us live in the influence and sweetness of it, and use the privilege of our exalted position as God's redeemed children. Do not let us approach our Lord as though we were strangers, or as though He were unwilling to hear us—for we are greatly cherished by our compassionate Father!
"He who spared not His own Son—but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Come boldly, O believer, for despite the whisperings of Satan and the doubtings of your own heart—you are greatly loved! Meditate on the exceeding vastness and faithfulness of Christ's matchless love to you!
"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully!" Ephesians 3:19
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If you desire additional reading, may we suggest James Smith's precious 1 page article, "What Mercy Did for us".