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How Can God Fully Know Me And Still Fully Love Me?

How Can God Fully Know Me And Still Fully Love Me?

How Can God Fully Know Me And Still Fully Love Me?

I have frequently thought to myself that if God fully knows me, then there is no way that He could fully love me. My sin is too ugly, I’ve been too broken, and I’ve wondered too far. The reality is, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Bible tells me so. One of the many beautiful things about the Gospel is that we are both fully known by God and fully loved by God. That’s true beauty.

Psalm 139 beautifully (and creepily) describes how well God knows us. Can we agree that it’s kind of creepy? If we were talking about anyone other than God having that kind of knowledge about us, we would be concerned. And because God does know us so well, we struggle to see how He could possibly love us so much. Why? Because we wrongfully attach God’s love for us to what we’ve done rather than what Jesus has done on our behalf. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says this, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 

Alive Through Jesus

We spend an inordinate amount of time dwelling on our mistakes and not nearly enough time dwelling on the power of the cross. We can’t give sin the power that was crucified with Christ. Romans 6:6 tells us we are no longer slaves to sin, and Romans 6:10-11 goes on to say that Jesus died to sin once and for all. We can consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God through the power of Jesus!

“But God demonstrated his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”—Romans 5:8

Do you see the beauty in that? Even though we were sinners, God still loved us, so much in fact that He sent His Son to die for us. He broke the chains of darkness and rolled the stone away, all so that we could run to meet Him outside of the tomb. God’s love for you does not vacillate but instead is steadfast and unwavering. There is nothing in your life-no sin you have committed that scares Him. Jesus’s power doesn’t stop where your sin starts, His love for you runs deeper than your sin ever could.

There is no greater comfort than knowing that God knows you better than anyone else ever will, yet He still loves you more than anyone ever could. You can rest in this fact: While God fully knows you, God also fully loves you. Nothing can separate you from His love.

—Luke Lezon

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This was a guest post written by Luke Lezon

http://LukeLezon.com


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9 Comments

  • David Hunter April 26, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Nice one, Luke!

    God gives us the love we need to love others like he loves us. From the righteous to the worst of sinners, we all have eternal worth.

  • Brenda April 26, 2016 at 4:53 AM

    Now that we know we are so loved, we are to strive to love God and others likewise. A high calling. One that requires daily prayer and time in the Word. Otherwise, impossible.

  • anonymous April 25, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    He shouldn’t love me, I HATE myself, there’s no reason that He should care at all.

    • Jools April 26, 2016 at 2:18 PM

      The thing is God does love you and He does care for you. Nothing can separate you from God’s love.

    • David Hunter April 28, 2016 at 9:33 AM

      You’re right… God shouldn’t love any of us by human standards. We’re all sinners. You just have to remember that God is Love. “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

      We all have eternal worth. From the righteous to the worst of sinners.

      Just like we don’t deserve to spent eternity with the Lord, it’s through God’s Grace that we are saved. A gift from God.

      You are loved my friend!

    • Ed April 29, 2016 at 9:34 AM

      Remember you hate your flesh only which draws us into sin. However the new creation you become in Christ is beautiful!

    • Halima May 17, 2016 at 8:49 AM

      He leaves 99 sheeps to find one, just repent my dear no need to hate yourself for his love endures forever

  • Francesca April 25, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    I love to remember this often. Thank you so much

  • Laura April 25, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Good message. Have a wonderful life with your future wife.

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