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Psalms 8. 3-5 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Stop. Earnestly consider with me for a few moments what great and wondrous love God has shown to us as His children.

Job 37. 14 “Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.

Consider the love of God that creates us, draws us, empowers us, secures us and blesses us… then rewards us as if we did this by our own strength and ability.

Consider the love of God, who in eternity past knew that we would reject Him, deny Him, mock Him, shame Him and curse Him… and created us anyway that He might shower His love on us.

2Pet 3.14-15 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation…

Consider the love of God that gave His own Son to suffer and die because of us, then blesses us with eternal life because of Him.

Heb 12.2-3 …looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Consider the love of God that waits on us in great mercy and patience, forgiving our pride; enduring our repeated failures; blessing us despite our most certain return to sin.

Rom 11.22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

Consider the love of God that is deeper than our love of sin; consider the love of God that is more powerful than our love of self; consider the love of God that is more enduring than our lack of faith.

Consider the love of God that grants us everything required to live a life pleasing to Him (2Pet 1.3), and then blesses us as if we met those requirements by ourselves.

Consider the love of God that transforms and molds us
into the image of His Son through no ability of our own,
and then rewards us for what only He could have done.

Consider the love of God who has given us all we have (1Cor 4.7), from our very first breath to every talent we possess and then blesses us when we use those same God-granted gifts for His glory.

Consider the love of God that is preparing unimaginable eternal rewards (Jn 14.2)… a reward that we could never earn, being the opposite of what we truly deserve.

Consider the love of God that makes every day entrusted to Him a day of guiltless peace and joy in spite of circumstances (Phil 4.7)… even when those circumstances that befall us are caused by our own sinful choices.

Rom 8.18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Stop. Be still. Know God. Consider His love for you at this very moment.

Lord, may we stop for a single moment and know that You are God. May we gaze in awe and wonder at the undeserved love You have shown to us. Lord, grant us just a glimpse of the depth of Your love. Amazing Love, how can it be, that Thou my God, would die for me. And save me. And draw me. And secure me. And bless me. And prepare for me an eternal life of inexpressable joy in Your presence. What love… Amen.

Contemplation: Have you ever really stopped and seriously thought about what God has done for man? How about for you?

Application: Salvation is so much more than we can imagine. We could spend a lifetime contemplating the depths of what God has chosen, and done, for us… and still have an eternity of wonder to discover. It’s simply awe inspiring. But not for you, if you don’t stop and think about it.

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)

  1. What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
  2. What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
  3. What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?

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