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  1. Wonderful depiction of God’s Love, grace and mercy. We benefit greatly from an eternal relationship with the True and Living God. The cross we bear of trust, obedience and sacrifice through faith is light compared to what the Lord has done for us.

  2. The Bible tells us in multiple places that our love was really all that God ever wanted from any of us. One occurrence is here:

    Hosea 6:6 (English Standard Version)

    For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

  3. The Bible nowhere says that Christ expects us to give Him our hearts, for the heart is sick and deceitfully wicked beyond cure. So He neither wants it nor needs it.

    What He does want, and does deserve, is our faith in his death, burial and resurrection for the forgiveness of all our sin and for our complete justificationin in Him.

    “Give your heart to Jesus” is just human tradition, not God’s will, and it won’t save you.

  4. God and Jesus want a relationship and part of the way we humans relate is through heart-love.

    Luke 12:34 (HCSB) “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

  5. Thanks, grool, for that. I was struggling with my own comment — not wanting to rain on this parade of beautiful sentiment. Jesus does want our hearts . . . and our minds, soul, and to love him with all our strength. And to love our neighbors as ourselves. And to do all that He requires obedience. And we all know it’s not as easy as it sounds. Paul famously said, “I do the things I don’t want to do and I don’t do the things I want to do.” So, the kicker is we can try to be and do good but we are totally incapable of loving Jesus perfectly and must rely on his death and resurrection for salvation.

  6. Easy to say, not so easy to do.
    When I look upon Obola, HRC, Pelosi, Schumer, Ryan, McConnell, McCain, Jackson-Lee, Mueller and his familiars, and a host of others, my heart fills with rage, not love. I have to admonish myself, over and over again, that all this is transitory stuff – dream stuff – and that ONLY He is eternal.

    izlamo delenda est …

  7. Tim – when you look upon those, have love for the ones who deserve it. Guard against, but do not hate, those who do not deserve your love.

  8. Abigail,

    I understand what you say because I was “raised” on what is called Lordship Salvation, a grievous error.

    Happily, it is a fact that nothing less than one’s co-death with Christ – reckoned by the Father as a fact the moment one believes the saving good news I posted earlier – will save from sin. That’s what Paul taught.

    Most don’t know this but one FIRST has to die with Christ to then be raised to new life in Him.

    Death first, then life.

    THEN, and only then, is Christ forever the believer’s very life, as Paul tells us. But not before, and not without, being declared dead by God.

    Problem is, most don’t like the thought of being declared helpless and dead. They’d much rather do what they can to help, which is nothing, and thereby send themselves to Hell.

    So again, I maintain that God doesn’t want us to give Him our sinful hearts or any other activity. He’s already condemned the heart as wicked anyway.

    No, He wants us to put 100% faith in what the Son did FOR us, none of which we could do for ourselves.

    Think of it this way: offering up anything (including he heart) to God in order to gain or keep salvation is salvation by works. It says one has done something to help God save him…that Christ did not do it ALL.


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