Love is not a ruling by the US Supreme court

Love is not a government fine to mitigate tort.

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love gossips

Love does not win when truth is decried.

Love does not win when sin is denied.

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - sexually impure

Love wins because on a cross Christ Jesus died.

Love wins because death’s victory was denied.

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - greedy

Love is not found on bumperstickers, billboards or Facebook posts.

Love is found only in the zeal of YHWH, the Lord of Hosts.

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - racists

Love was given 2,000 years ago to save us.

Love was given to transform, and not enable, us.

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - drunkards

Love knows no sin it cannot heal.

Love gave His life to make it real.

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - cheaters

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - you

Love wins because the Bible tells me so.

Love Wins - me

Knowing that the poetry and pictures above may not be clear, I wish to add this simple prose of purpose.

I write this post, humbled by my own sin. I am thankful God loved me so much that Jesus died on the cross so save me from myself. Daily I seek to lay aside my own desires and ask God’s Spirit to train my heart so it beats in unison with His. I would not even know how to love except God first loved me.

I write this post with hope for all my brothers and sisters who struggle to keep our Faith. As the World presses in, compromise is easy when we forget our own deep need for salvation. I write with hope knowing it is never too late to turn back from the World and run to open arms of our Father. Do you regret where your decisions have taken you?  Don’t give in to the voices of fear because God promises to deal gently with everyone of His kids who are distressed and alienated from His love (Heb 5:2).

I write this post knowing that we, the Church, need more than cake. We need solid food to help us discern right from wrong, and assist us in doing good deeds that bring glory to God’s name (Heb 5:14; 6:1).

God’s love is not an excuse to accept the sin that holds us back, but a salve to heal our wounds and help us love like Him (Rom. 6:103). Sadly, the Church has at times forgotten this simple truth.

  • Forgive me Father that in your name I have hurt others.
  • Forgive me that instead of grace, I have offered condemnation.
  • Forgive me Father that I have allowed the culture to tell me hate was okay.
  • Forgive me Father that I have used my words to alienate the very people you died to heal.

Thank you Father that while I was still lost in sin, you loved me enough to send your son Jesus to die on the cross, to raise Him from the dead, and adopt me into your Family by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 John 1:9).

  • Will you repent?
  • Will you trust?
  • Will you let God’s love win your heart?

Thank you God that, in Christ alone, love wins.

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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