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Close To Him

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by Walter and Deborah, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Walter and Deborah

    Walter and Deborah Junior Member

    United States
    Continued from: His Loving Forgiveness.

    It is exciting to know that the God of the universe wants to build us up in His grace to point that we can be close to him. I think He actually makes it possible for us to obey the "greatest commandment" as we receive His love. But there is something we must do before that can happen and that is to humble ourselves. Micah 6:8

    Over and over the Bible says that we must humble ourselves. In 1 Peter 5:6, it says "humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God". It is not possible for our hearts to receive anything or anybody if we have not first humbled ourselves. It is true that receiving another's love promotes humility but we have a measure of humility to begin a loving relationship.

    In the Bible, born again believers are called the bride of Christ-so the physical example that God has given us in marriage. In this life, marriage is never consummated unless the bride receives the physical love of her husband. In trusting humility, she receives him and they come into union with each other.

    That is exactly what Jesus wants for us. We, the bride of Christ, are to come into union with him as He is in union with the Father. John 17:21

    This of course is a spiritual union, but the principle is the same-union that is physical or spiritual, if it is genuine, must begin with humility. Humility is absolutely necessary to receive God's love, but I think, He would never pressure us to be humble.

    Love always, Walter
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