1 JOHN In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating
We often find him in the darkest parts of our lives, and I’m so grateful for it. There’s something about being on the edge of life that makes us vulnerable to his presence. That’s why Paul could say that God manifested strength within his weakness.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.