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Thursday, March 30, 2017

For Us

March 30

(Romans 5:8 NIV) "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

(Romans 8:31 NIV) "What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?"

(Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV) "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, {5} made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved."

(1 John 3:16 NIV) "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers."

One of the more difficult concepts to grasp in this trouble filled world is that God is for us. Many times it feels like just the opposite. Bad things happen on what seems like a regular basis. Christians, in times of trial and testing it is imperative to remember that God is for us. He has a great love for us. He came to Earth for us. He lived for us. Christ, who had no sin, became sin for us. He was crucified for us. He was pierced for us. He was crushed for us. He became a curse for us. He died for us, and was raised to life for us. God is for us! How then, can we not be for Him? How can we not take up our cross and follow Him? How can we not make His will our number one priority? How can we not live for Him, and if required, die for Him? Let us live every day as though God were for us, and we were for Him. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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