“You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back” (Isaiah 38:17, Amplified). Long before He asked us to walk this higher way He first walked it. As He was dying on the cross, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34, KJV). He spoke this concerning the very people who had placed Him on that cross. The kind of love we are talking about here is a love that is more concerned for the welfare of others than for its own well-being. That’s what God did when He sent His Son. That’s what the Son did when He was obedient unto death.
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. (John 3:16-17, Amplified)
He didn’t come to judge, to reject, to condemn, or to pass sentence on us. He came to love our lives back from the pit of corruption. How? By casting our sins behind His back. We, as the Body of Christ in this earth, can help others by loving them the same way. Not by judging, rejecting, or condemning them but by loving them and casting their sins behind our backs. Think of that person or those persons who have ‘wronged’ you. Believe the best of them. Forgive them for they know not what they are doing. And help Him love back their lives through the love they see in you… His love seen in you (Romans 5:5).
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