But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
How often are we hurt by someone else's actions or words? We don't like confrontation yet we feel we have to say something or do something.
Let's look at the example of our Father in heaven. His grace, His unmerited favor, is upon us and He loves us unconditionally. He sent His son to the cross so we could be forgiven forevermore.
And yet how many years went by with us ignoring Him? With us doing our own thing so we would feel good. It was all about us.
Did our actions hurt God? Perhaps, but He didn't retaliate. His mercies are new every morning. We are in the age of grace. He has already forgiven us for doing things we should not do as believers walking as Christ.
So what about that person that hasn't called in year's? What about that person that always has something to say about us behind our back? What about that person always trying to trip us up? Do we react as the person we used to be? Or do we react like our Father God does with us? His love is unconditional, unstoppable.
Jesus abides in us and we abide in Him so we have that same amount of love in us. So if things come against us we should be telling those un-godly feelings to be quiet and instead speak with love, always encouraging, always uplifting no matter what the circumstances.
Thank you Jesus for giving me the means to love others with the same unconditional love that you have for me.