One of the greatest needs in our world and yet one of the greatest challenges involves love. Without understanding God’s love for us we face an obstacle in how to lead others with love.
I say this because God loves us for who we are and where we are, unconditionally. Unconditional love is what introduces the challenge.
As Christians who grow and nurture our relationship with God we can easily lose sight of our past life and the expression of God’s love at the time when we were helpless, ungodly, sinners, and enemies. In this condition, Paul tells us God demonstrates His love toward us.
Notice Paul did not say demonstrated, as in past tense. The word is present active showing that God demonstrates His love now and there is no assessment of it ever ending.
To lead others to the love of God, we must demonstrate the nature of God’s love to them.
We must show love even toward those who are not always the easiest to love. Is it easy? I cannot say it was for Christ, but He did so anyway. Therefore, I can do the same.