Andy Stanley explains Jesus’ love for us this way: “If you want to know what He meant when He said: ‘Love one another,’ watch how He loved.” Amen.
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” – Proverbs 10:22
True blessings and riches come to us from the Lord and are without strings or conditions. God acknowledges our sin – and expects our sin – yet He loves us, awaits us, and longs for a relationship with us.
And yet, He is not above looking down on us, rather, He meets us where we are.
God’s love is perfect and kind – there is no hazing or demand for reciprocation, though He longs for us to open our hearts to Him.
M46 Challenge: Talk to your children about what it means to be blessed by God. Share how God’s blessings come with “no strings attached” and no sorrow.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your love, favor, and blessings. Thank you for overwhelming me ad my family with your provision. We are blessed beyond measure and give all glory to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thoughts: View and discuss this short video with your family. How does Jesus’ love differ from that of the love and “love” that others express for us? Consider Days 2 and 3.
Our next challenge will focus on Proverbs 3:3-4. Until then…
Keep it Lit.