February is the time of year when the world focuses on the human emotion of love and how we might and do express it to each other. It is frequently found in the symbol of the heart.
One of the most powerful verses about the love of God is found in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
In the Habits material of Lead Like Jesus, we talk of accepting and abiding in the unconditional love of God. Many would find this an unusual concept in leadership material or even in the traditional listing of many of the Christian habits (disciplines).
We have found, however, that this love from the heart of God to sinful humanity is what makes the difference in combating the pride and fears of life and leadership. When I know, really know, that there is nothing I can do or say that will separate me from the love of God (Romans 8:39) then I can freely offer love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy to others and apologize from a sincere heart for my own wrongdoings. Do you enjoy the blessing of being unconditionally loved? You can! Trust Jesus as your Savior for a lifetime of love that never changes!
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”—Romans 5:6–8, (AV)
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