I know God loves me because he would give up everything for me. is much different from saying I know God loves me because he did give up everything for me. One is a loving sentiment; the other is a loving act. While we may try to make God more loving by diminishing the reality of hell and God’s wrath, all we’ve really done is diminish the love of God. Without a real
hell we can’t understand the real price that Jesus paid for our sin. and without a real price that was paid, there’s no real love, there’s no real grace, and there’s no real praise for what he has done.
A catechism is a question (What is our only hope in life and death?) and the answer supported by scripture. “That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ. romans 14:7-8. This particular text takes 52 questions with answers supported by scripture and commentary by current teachers and teachers in church history. The author explains the importance of catechism in our daily devotions for family and for ourselves. It solidifies our faith and in the process, God becomes known to us in word and in deed. It also keeps our hearts looking forward eternity for what really matters.
The text is done in 3 parts. Part 1 deals with God, creation, fall and the Law. Part 2 deals with Christ, redemption, and grace and Part 3 deals with Spirit, Restoration, and growing in grace.
In doing the question and answers, we also see our heart responds to the question and how we can reason with the answer. I love this because God takes pleasure in our searching to know him in truth and in spirit. This devotion puts you in the right track for that.
Will be buying this devotional for family. I highly recommend.
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