Saturday, October 23, 2021

GOD's DESIRE

 

1 John 4:10

King James Version

10 Herein is love, 

not that we loved God, 

but that he loved us, 

and sent his Son 

to be the propitiation for our sins.


God has a desire?

Oh yes, many wonderful desires for His children.

And it's time we knew what God seeks of us.

Scripture reveals right here.


God desires ALL men to be saved.

God desires all come to knowledge of truth.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

King James Version

3 For this is good and acceptable 

in the sight of God our Saviour;

4 Who will have all men to be saved, 

and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.


God desires NO ONE perish.

God desires all come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


God desires we BELIEVE in His Son, JESUS.

God desires us to have everlasting life.

God desires we be raised up at the last day.

John 6:40

King James Version

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


God desires we love Him.

God desires we love each other.

Matthew 22:37-40

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


God desires we have mercy.

God desires we have knowledge of Him.

Hosea 6:6

King James Version

6 For I desired mercy

and not sacrifice; 

and the knowledge of God 

more than burnt offerings.


God desires we do justly.

God desires we love mercy.

God desires we walk humbly with Him.

Micah 6:8

King James Version

8 He hath shewed thee, 

O man, 

what is good; 

and what doth the Lord require of thee, 

but to do justly, 

and to love mercy, 

and to walk humbly with thy God?


God desires that we understand Him.

God desires we seek Him.

Psalm 14:2

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

and seek God.


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