Tag Archive | Love

The 98th day — There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear!

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18

Today is a very important day for three of my friends in church. Because it is the day of their baptism. I’m really pleased for them. As you known,  baptism is to celebrate about ‘their old selves have gone and the new lives in the Love of God have come’. What an exciting journey ahead of them! I would like them to know about today’s verse, God is love! God is pouring his love on them!

Fear, we all have. It can be the fear of our future, job losts, financial crisis, terrorists, terrible family situations, life difficulties, death and so on, it can also be the fear of objects, such as snakes, spiders, sharks, rats, you name it.

Love, we all long for! It can be the brotherly love, parental love, friend’s love as well as partner’s love. 

However, the Perfect love comes from our heavenly father, which is the unconditional love, a love above all else. In his love, there is no fear! His love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. — 1 John 4:16-19

God loves you!

The 97th day – How great is the LOVE

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  — 1 John 3:1

The most important thing I have learned from writing this blog is that I got to know truly about WHAT I AM – The Child of God, who is fearfully and wonderfully made, dearly loved by my heavenly father. I have started to call God, Daddy or Papa. My relationship with the heavenly Father is getting closer and closer which enables me to feel the true happiness and fulfilment. Never being happier.

In today’s verse John has pointed out that the same truth: The Father has lavished his love upon us. What kind of love is this? God adopted us as his children through sacrificing his own son Jesus. But the world does not recognise  his sons and daughters by adoption because the world didn’t recognise his Son, Jesus. Nevertheless, how wonderful it is be to loved by God, the world’s greatest Father!

Paul Baloche – How great is the love

The 96th day – The love of this world – Power, sex and money

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. — 1 John 2:15

I am more and more excited as it is getting nearer and nearer to the end of this 100 verse bible. Today is the 96th day, it means there are only four days left before I finish this Mission of mine.

Today we are on 1 John. The author of this book is same as the Gospel of John. “First John was written to dispel doubts and to build assurance by presenting a clear picture of Christ. Entering history, Jesus was and is God in the flesh and God in focus – seen, heard, and touched by the author of this letter, John the apostle. John walked and talked with Jesus, saw him heal, heard him teach, watch him die, met him arisen, and saw him ascend. John knew God, he has lived with him and had seen him work. And John enjoyed fellowship with the Father ad the Son all the days of his life.”

Love not the world? Neither the things that are in the world? Why?

First of all, what does the world has to offer? I assume three most significant things people love about this world are POWER, SEX AND MONEY.  If these things occupied our hearts, there is no space for the love of God which leads to eternal life. Imaging your heart is like a pie chart, if power takes 25%, Sex 30%, Money 35%, How much do you have left? 10%? How about other things? Is there even 1% left in your heart that is for God?

The things in this world are only temporary and easily destroyed. Yet what is unseen is eternal – Heaven and Hell. Will you choose the love of the father that leads to HEAVEN or the love of the world that leads to HELL?

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. — Matthew 6:20

The 91st day – The full armour of God

Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:11

In today’s verse, Paul has revealed two important things. First of all, we have a battle to fight that is not against the physical powers but spiritual forces of evil.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.   — Ephesians 6:12

Secondly, we are not fighting the battle on our own but God has given us the mighty power of the Holy Spirit and  equipped us with spiritual armours.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. — Ephesians 6:13-17

What are the items of spiritual armour according to above verses?

1. The breastplate of Righteousness
2. The belt of truth
3. The Shoes of Gospel
4. The helmet of salvation
5. The shield of faith 
6. The sword of the Spirit.

With these resources we become part of the Father’s army alongside Jesus. We will overcome the world of evil with the power of love!

The 90th day – You are God’s Masterpiece!

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

— Ephesians 2:10

Do you ever wish you could be a bit prettier, smarter, smaller, taller, stronger, slimmer … I often wish my teeth could be nicer so I can have a better smile, and I would like to be a touch smaller, and have bigger eyes, and so on … sad I know …  I guess most of us, no matter how wonderful we might be, we still can not stop criticizing ourselves… why?

In today’s verse, Paul teaches us that we are God’s workmanship and are created to do his good works. On this subject, I would like to share with you Joel Osteen’s video ‘ you are God’s masterpiece.’ I hope you will be benefited from his teaching as I have been.

Instead of criticizing ourselves, we should celebrate who God made us to be.  We are all God’s masterpiece! 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. — Psalm 139:14

The 87th day – What is Love?

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. — 1 Corinthians 13 :1

Today we are on one of the most famous chapters in the entire bible – 1 Corinthians 13.  These fine verses are often read at weddings. They define what true love is! Amazing and powerful words, please read it with me here:

I think there is nothing more I can add on or explain about today’s verse, it speaks for itself. One of my favourite quote is this: “LOVE IS NOT LOVE UNTIL IT COSTS YOU SOMETHING TO GIVE IT AWAY!”  Jesus demonstrates that true well, doesn’t he? For he loves us so much that it costs his life to give it to us! Through his love, we are saved from eternal sufferings and restored to be sons of God. How marvellous! Indeed, love never fails!

The 73th day – The father himself loves you…

No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. — John 16:27

In today verse, Jesus draws a close to his farewell before his crucifixion. He tells his disciples and us that the Father will give us whatever we ask because he himself loves us, because we have believed and love Jesus, his only son.

Here is an amazing video about the love of God, it’s a must see. I’m not going to say a lot today for a change, please just enjoy the movie:

God loves you!

The 72nd day – No greater love than this …

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13

Differ from English, there are four kinds of ‘Love’ in Greek languages. According to C.S. Lewis, they are
1) Storge – Affection: it is fondness through familiarity. It is described as the most natural, emotive, and widely diffused of loves.

2) Philia – Friendship: the love between family and friends. Friendship is a weak bond existing between people who share common interest or activity.

3) Eros – Romance: the love in the sense of ‘being in love’. This is distinct from sexuality, which Lewis calls Venus. It is Venus that desires the sexual aspect of a relationship, while Eros longs for the emotional connection with the other person.

4) Agape – Unconditional Love: the love that brings forth caring regardless of circumstance. Lewis recognizes this as the greatest of loves, and sees it as a specifically Christian virtue. The chapter on the subject focuses on the need of subordinating the natural loves to the love of God, who is full of charitable love.

It is the fourth word used in John 15:13, Jesus teaches his disciples that there is no greater love than the Agape love demonstrated by someone who sacrifices his life so that his friends might be saved. Jesus, himself has demonstrated this love by dying on the cross for us.  

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16

This is ‘No Greater Love’ by Don Moen

God loves you

The 67th day – An abundant life for you!

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. — John 10:10 (NKJV)

The night before, I was left alone in my house. I have to admit it was a pretty big house for one person and I was a bit scared. (You know… I’m a girl/woman). Then the worst happened, it was about 3:45am deep in the night that the burglar alarm outside my window went off. At first, I thought I was dreaming, but I discovered the noise was too loud to be imaginary. “What should I do?! I don’t know the code to unset the alarm… What if there were burglars breaking in the house? What should I do?!…” I was really frightened for a short while… but … no worries … in the end everything was all right.

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

In today’s verse, Jesus talks about “ The thief comes only to steal and to kill, and to destroy.” I can totally understand how horrible it feels now, after my experience of the burglar alarm night.  Here, the thief represents the devil, who steals everything that gives a person life and we are left with: poverty, disaster, slavery, violence, disease, despair, death …

However, Jesus says that he has come that we may have life. These words are the greatest comfort when you are lost and in despair, when you are frightened and hopeless. Just as the movie scene: the super hero jumps up and confronts the bad guy when you are in trouble. Moreover, Jesus announces that he is not only going to give us life, but also life to the full. It is an abundant life that satisfies the deepest needs of the human soul, a life that no worldly, material comforts can deliver. How marvellous is that! The one thing that he requires us to do is to accept it through believing. God loves you!

The 63rd day – The Prodigal Son

So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. — Luke 15:20

Today’s verse is from the parable of the lost son. For me, this is most compelling and powerful parable that Jesus has ever told because it is the best explanation of God’s amazing Grace and unconditional love. The story reveals the worst possible sinner receives the most undeserving grace, it is a tale about rebellion, repentance and grace. 

Jesus use this story to tell his critics and us that what God is really like: He is a God of compassion, God of forgiveness and Grace, God of loving kindness, God of rejoice and love … He is the most amazing Father, the God of embrace not exclusion. 

For God, “ there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)

Dr John MacArthur wrote a book about this, it is called: The tale of two sons. Below is a short movie clip about the story.

The parable of the lost son

This is the picture of God the father receives his lost son. God loves you!

The 54th day – The Kingdom – hope and goodness

From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” — Matthew 4:17

From that time on? Here is the background: After the baptism of Jesus, he is tested by Satan for forty days and nights in the desert. Having successfully resisted the temptations, Jesus comes out of the wilderness and begins to preach the message of the kingdom of heaven.

The kingdom of heaven? what’s that? The kingdom of heaven also refers to the Kingdom of God. Jesus tells us the kingdom of heaven is near. In this Kingdom, sins are forgiven, sicknesses are healed, poverty is eradicated, demons are expelled and even the dead are raised. The kingdom of God is truly heaven on earth.

Is there also a kingdom of earth? Since the temptation of Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden, Satan has ruled the planet earth. The earth is filled with evils, malice, filth, injustice, anger, sickness, sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, drug use; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and more … the result of these sins is DEATH. The coming of Jesus has brought us light and hope:

16 the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.” — Isaiah 9:1,2

The Kingdom of God is brought to you by the love of God through Jesus Christ. It is the light, it is the hope, it is the heaven on earth, do you believe?

The 51st day – A miracle that would change the world!

Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. — Luke 2:11 (NIV)

A few days ago, a baby girl has been born to my friends – Joshua and Hannah. To them, Samantha (the baby girl) is the most precious thing in this world. Imaging the joy and happiness they have when they hold their new born baby in their hands …

About 2011 years ago, a beautiful baby was born at the most humble place (a stable) in the town of Bethlehem, a town of David.  His name is Christ. He is a no ordinary baby, not only to his Mom and Dad but also to the whole world: 1) His birth was prophesied  by the prophet Micah hundreds of years ago. 2) Before the birth of Christ, three wise men from the far east started to follow the star appointing to his birth place. 3)At the night when Christ was born, the angels were singing in the night sky, telling the shepherds what a great thing has happened. 4) A Virgin birth, the baby is born of the HOLY SPIRIT, not of a sinful man.

This is NOT just a Christmas story, this is the truth – A SAVIOUR has been born to you and to me! “He is GREATER THAN any rulers, HE RULES THE WORLD with THE POWER OF LOVE, NOT THE LOVE OF POWER.” The greatest love of our heavenly father for us starts from this moment on …

The 50th day – God’s love never ends!

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse. — Malachi 4:6

Woohoo!!!  We are on the LAST VERSE of the OLD TESTAMENT! It has NOT been easy to do these verses day by day until today, however, God has been SO FAITHFUL, he was with me all the way and encouraged with his words everyday. 

Malachi was the last of the prophets, he confronted people with their neglect of the Temple and their false and profane worship. The book of Malachi forms a BRIDGE between the OLD TESTAMENT and the NEW TESTAMENT.

The bible OPENS with the creation of the world and the falls of humankind and CLOSES with God’s promise to restore the broken relationship of ‘Father and Children’. (see verse above) It is promise of the coming of “the prophet Elijah,” who will OFFER GOD’S FORGIVENESS TO ALL PEOPLE through REPENTANCE and FAITH. 

GOD LOVES HIS PEOPLE even when they ignore or disobey him, He has great blessings to bestow on those who are faithful to him. HIS LOVE NEVER ENDS. 

At the end of this page, I want to share with you one of my favourite songs – ‘God will make a way’ by Don Moen. God will make a way, where seems to be no way, he determines to hold us to his side with love and strength just as he has promised. HIS LOVE NEVER ENDS, NEVER!

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness
He’ll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today

The 43rd day – The New Covenant

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God and they shall be my people. — Jeremiah 31:33

‘In Jeremiah 31:31-34 we stand on one of the greatest mountain peaks in the Old Testament. It is the only reference to a “new covenant” in the Old Testament, and is no doubt the most significant of Jeremiah’s sayings. The LORD God will write His law on the heart of the individual. It has been observed by many scholars that this is one of the most important passages in Jeremiah and contains “one of the deepest insights in the whole Old Testament.” This passage finds its fulfillment only in the true believer in Jesus Christ and His covenant with sinful man.’

I have listened to this song in this video again and again, there is nothing more powerful than the promises from God the Father himself. Amazing and wonderful!

31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 

— Jeremiah 31:31-34

Additionally, there are some encouraging words from the same chapter which means a lot to me:

3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “ Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

13 “ Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.

May the joy of the Lord be your strength in your life forever! The Lord bless you!

The 33rd day – Elijah

And he said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away — 1 Kings 19:14 (KJV) 

Today, in this verse, ‘He’ is referred to ‘Elijah’. Elijah is a prophet raised up by God in the old testament time. Elijah’s name means “My God is Yahweh”.  He is one of the most intense and enigmatic people of The Bible. His story makes for a fascinating study. Let’s have a look at this video to find out more about him and the history after the division of israel.

Here is a little about the story background:

Ahab was a sinful king who had married Jezebel, a priestess of the pagan god Baal. Ahab allowed his wife to create a large entourage if pagan priests and prophets devoted to Baal – a god associated with sexual immorality. It is into this dire situation that Elijah is called to pronounce the Father’s warnings and judgments.

Today’s verse comes shortly after Elijah’s successful challenge to the 450 prophets of Baal on the Mount of Carmel (Story shown in the video above). Elijah is on the run from the wicked queen Jezebel and hiding in a cave for the night. There he tells the Lord How he has been standing along against the tide of darkness in the nation because he is jealous for the Lord’s name. 

It is upsetting to see Israel, a God blessed nation, has gone downcast as bad as this since the time of King Solomon’s heart has turned away from God. However, it is nothing worse than to see God’s people have established gods of their own. God, the father must be devastated.

Elijah stood up for God, and successfully challenged 450 prophets of Baal, he declared the words of God, also He raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky – He has testified the power of our one true God. In here, Elijah called to God, and the father heard him. As we known, he was so highly honoured by God that he was ascended into heaven with God.

So, Why should we be afraid to stand up for our God?

The 31st Day – He will hear and forgive our sin

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.                                         ———2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

In chapter 6, Solomon asked God to make provision for the people when the Israelites have sinned. God answered his request with 4 conditions:

1) Humble yourself by admitting your sins
2) Pray to God, asking for forgiveness.
3) Seek God continually
4) Turn from sinful behaviour

True repentance is more than talk – it is changed behaviour. Whether we sin individually, as a group, or as a nation, following these steps will lead to complete forgiveness. God will answer our earnest prayers, just as God has answered Israel’s prayer thousands of years ago. Still, God is gracious and faithful.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

For me, God has been so amazing and gracious in my life. Just the same as many others, I was once vulnerable and broken, also my heart was filled with orphan spirit (homeless and insecure). I have done things so wrong that I wouldn’t even bear to look back any more. However, GOD FORGIVES ME WHEN I WAS STILL A SINNER AND HEALED MY BROKEN HEART, HE PURIFIED ME AND RESTORED MY SOUL, moreover, He provided me with both physical and spiritual home, He is the greatest father who I have ever met in my life. This relationship with him – God the father, has been so precious to me, I felt so loved and blessed everyday of my life.  

Do you want to start a relationship with God, just as what I have done? Do the 4 steps above, and God will hear you and answer your prayers!

God bless you!

  Taste and see that the LORD is good; 
  blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
—- Psalm 34:8

The 30th Day – Love Poem

Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

                                                                       —–  Song of Songs 8:7 (NIV)

Song of Songs is a very special book in Bible with only 117 verses in length, it is a wedding song honouring marriage. It is presented in poetic form as a ‘song’ about the wonder of sexual love. There are at least two individual speakers, a man and a woman, and a group called ‘friends’. there are conversations between them, but also thoughts of each lover about the other. Many see the Song as a symbol of God’s love for his people.


Saturated with stories of sexual escapades, secret rendezvous, and extramarital affairs, today’s media teach that immorality means freedom, perversion is natural, ad commitment is old-fashioned. Sex, created by God and pronounced good in Eden, has been twisted, exploited, and turned into an urgent, illicit, casual, and self-gratifying activity. love has turned into lust, giving into getting, and lasting commitment into “no strings attached.” In reality, sexual intercourse, the physical and emotional union of male and female, should be a HOLY MEANS OF CELEBRATING LOVE, producing children, and experiencing pleasure, protected by the commitment of MARRIAGE.

Here in today’s verse: Song of Songs 8:7, a bride spoke to her husband that the true love can never be washed away by waters, nor any material wealth can compare with it. It shows that LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEALTH; it cannot be killed by time or disaster. LOVE IS PRICELESS; LOVE MUST NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A GIFT FROM GOD AND SHARED WITHIN THE GUIDELINES GOD PROVIDES. ACCEPT THE LOVE OF YOUR SPOUSE AS GOD’S GIFT, AND STRIVE TO MAKE YOUR LOVE A REFLECTION OF GOD’S PERFECT LOVE!

In addition, people also believe that ‘Song of Songs’ should be read as an allegory of Jesus Christ’s relationship with his bride – the church. In the book of Matthew 9:15, Jesus said,

And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 

So what does it mean that the church is the bride of Christ? Here is a good explanation that I have got from my research:

The imagery and symbolism of marriage is applied to Christ and the body of believers known as the church. These are those who have trusted in Jesus Christ as their personal savior and have received eternal life. In the New Testament, Christ, the Bridegroom, has sacrificially and lovingly chosen the church to be His bride (Ephesians 5:25-27). Just as there was a betrothal period in biblical times during which the bride and groom were separated until the wedding, so is the bride of Christ separate from her Bridegroom during the church age. Her responsibility during the betrothal period is to be faithful to Him (2 Corinthians 11:2Ephesians 5:24). At the Second Coming of Christ, the church will be united with the Bridegroom, the official “wedding ceremony” will take place and, with it, the eternal union of Christ and His bride will be actualized (Revelation 19:7-921:1-2).

The 23rd day – Surely goodness and love will follow

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. — Psalm 23:6 (KJV)

It is exciting to write about today’s verse because this is my favourite Psalm!

Psalms means ‘Praises’  in Hebrew are prayers from the Old Testament of the Bible. There are 150 in total. Psalm 23 is directly attributed to David, who was a great king as well as a marvellous composer of psalms. This is such a beautiful description of the relationship of our Lord and us.

Psalm 23 in King James Version of the bible and my little understandings as follows:

1.The LORD is my shepherd; —- That’s RELATIONSHIP
2. I shall not want. — That’s PROVISION
3. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, — That’s REST
4. He leadeth me beside the still waters. — That’s REFRESHMENT
5. He restorethmy soul. — That’s HEALING
6. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness — That’s GUIDANCE
7. For his name’s sake. — That’s PURPOSE
8. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, — That’s TESTING
9. I will fear no evil: — That’s PROTECTION
10. For thou art with me; — That’s FAITHFULNESS
11. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. — That’s DISCIPLINE
12. Thou preparesta table before me in the presence of mine enemies: — That’s HOPE
13. Thou anointestmy head with oil; — That’s CONSECRATION
14. My cup runneth over. — That’s ABUNDANCE
15. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: — That’s BLESSINGS
16. And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. — That’s SECURITY

Could you imagine a greater celebration of the father’s role as intimate provider and protector from this?

Here is one of my favourite songs


The 10th Day

Then say to Pharaoh, “this is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son.” — Exodus 4:22 (NIV)

“God tells Moses to inform Pharaoh that Israel is his firstborn son. What is telling about this statement is that God is clearly saying that he has a Father – son relationship with his people. He has adopted Israel as his very own out of all the peoples of the earth.” — Mark Stibbe

In many further scriptures, God also refers : Israel is my son, my first – born – Precious in my sight, honourable, and dear to me.

Just as Israel, we are also God’s chosen people, precious in his sight, honourable and dear to him!

Though I am a sinner but I am so pleased to know that my heavenly father loves me so!

The Third Day

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. — Genesis 2:7 (KJV)

‘The climax of God’s creative work is the forming of Adam… The first man is FORMED by God …, and he not only formed Adam, but also he FILLED him. He breathed into Adam’s nostrils. God’s life-force entered Adam, making him a LIVING, SPEAKING SOUL. This shows that the breath that God breathed had spiritual as well as physical POWER. It wasn’t just for human existence on the earth; it was also for INTIMATE COMMUNION with God… Adam was created by God in a unique and intimate way.

When Adam came to consiousness, he was FACE TO FACE with HIS FATHER.’

It was such a magic moment: Adam was formed of the mud, he was dead but God breathed into him, it filled him and he was alive. The power of God’s breath gave us life and we became a living soul.

How wonderful and beautiful the moment is that: when we are able to be face to face with God, and He looked into our eyes with the deepest love, we can also look into his and say it in our heart that how much we have appreciated him.