The Tysons', Missionary Evangelist
Helping struggling churches in remote areas
Urging missionaries and churches to stand fast in the Last Days

THINGS GOD LOVES
1 John 4:10

1 John 4:10- "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins".

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God loves sinners.
God did not have a very lovely audience to send his Son to die for!
Romans 5:8- "But God commendeth his love toward us, In that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us".
The love of God is beyond our comprehension! How could a Just and Righteous God love someone so unlovable? Not only that but he gave heaven's best for the world's worse!
John 3:16- "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".

2- God loves christian unity.
1 John 4:11- "Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another". 
1 John 4:20- "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen"?
I admit that some people are very hard to love but we as children of a loving God need to make every effort we can muster to show that love to others!
1 John 3:14- "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death".
It is pretty good indicator of whether you have been born again to see how you treat other people!

3- God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7- "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver".
This passage has been used for giving tithes to the church but it has far more applications than that. This passage is giving instructions about attitudes in what to give, how to give and when to give. It should be an attitude of every christian to be always seeking to help others and to let the Lord lead us in all that we do.

4- God loves to protect his saints.
Psalms 37:28- "For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off".
If you don't think the Lord practiced eternal security for his people in the old testament you have been grossly mistaken!

5- God loves to correct his children.
Proverbs 3:12- "For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth".
Hebrews 12:8- "But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons".
God doesn't whip the devil's children but he will not let a child of God get away with open sin!
If you see a person who claims to be a christian and their life looks like the devil is their father with to apparent chastisement from the Lord, you can just about be certain that they have never been born again. God however is longsuffering not willing that any should perish so it might take a while for the Lord to come down hard on that person. God want's us to hear his voice through the Holy Spirit and repent of sin and follow righteousness and he will give a child of God ample space to do so but there is a deadline!

CONCLUSION:

Please be assured that God loves you and if you are not saved He would love for you to accept His Son as your only hope of eternal life by repenting of your sins and inviting Him into your heart today! God loves to see unity among the brethren and he loves a cheerful giver. He has promised to protect His saints. You can count on being with Jesus one day if you know Him in the free pardon of sin! The call to come up hither might be the next sound you hear! God also loves to correct his children so you need to check up and see if your life is on the altar and that you are living for the Lord.




By James Tyson Sr.