Sunday, July 21, 2013

Can't Change God's Love for Us

There's nothing you can confess that will make God love you less.

I saw this on a church sign I drove past the other day. It caught my attention because it is so true.

Scripture makes it pretty clear that God loves us even when we're not living exactly the way He has called us to live. That doesn't mean God wants us to keep living that way. He doesn't want us to stay in our sin.

But no matter what we confess, God won't love us any less. He already knows we did it anyway, so why are we afraid to confess it to Him?

I wonder sometimes if it's because we have this idea that some sins are worse than others. A ranking system of sorts if you will. And that there are some things that if we confessed them, God would love us less.

But there is nothing like that in Scripture.

Scripture tells us that Jesus died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). And that sin is sin is sin. Paul tells us over and over in his letters that we need to deal with sin in our lives. And no where in his lists of things we need to get rid of in our lives does he say some sins are worse than others - all are on the same level in his writing.

If sin isn't ranked by God, then nothing we confess will change how He views us or feels about us. We can confess exactly what we struggle with to God. And find the freedom that comes with that. We don't have to worry that what we have to confess will change how God sees us.

God doesn't want us to stay in our sin though. So when we confess it, He also wants to change us so we don't live that way anymore. Because He loves us that much.

There is nothing you can confess
that will make God love you less.

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