Do Not Love

Do not love…   I John 2:15

“All you need is love.”  We’ve heard it said (and sung) so many times.  We are told that love is the answer.  But do you know that there are some things that God says we shouldn’t love?  Yes!  There are some things that we are not to love.  Now, you’ll notice that I did not quote the whole verse.  I challenge you to look it up for yourselves and find out what God tells us not to love.  The whole passage is I John 2:15-17.  Find out for yourselves what God says.



Worry

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Phil. 4:6

“I don’t want to bother God with my little problems.”  I’ve heard that many times.  However, God has told us to pray about all our problems, rather than worry.  It’s hard not to worry, but God tells us to pray instead.  God is never too busy or preoccupied with the issues of the world to hear your prayer.  He’s that big of a God.  My rule is-if it’s big enough to worry about, it’s bid enough to pray about.



Forgiven

He paid for our sins with His own blood. He did not pay for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.  I John 2:2

“I’ve done something so bad that God can’t forgive me.”  I’ve heard it many times.  The problem is, if that’s true, then God is a liar.  The Bible says that He died for everyone’s sins.  If you can’t be forgiven, then Jesus didn’t do what He said He would do.  Jesus came to die for everyone’s sins.  You are not a special case.  He died for all of your sins too, no matter how bad they are.  If you repent and confess them, God will forgive you.  He promised it.



You are Valuable to God

Jesus said, “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. The very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” LUKE 12:6-7

Sometimes we all feel worthless.  Other people can even make us feel that way.  But you are not worthless to God.  In fact, you are valuable to God.  To Him, you are worth more than any animal because He created you in His image.  You may feel worthless.  You may have been told that you are.  But God, the creator of the universe, says that you are precious and valuable to Him.  We’re always unworthy, but never worthless.