You don’t deserve God’s love, but because of His mercy, He loves you anyway. It’s not about how good you are but about how good God is.
Good News and Bad News
I’ve got some good news and bad news for you. First, here’s the bad news.
The bad news is that there is nothing you can do to make you good enough for God to love you. So many people go through life hoping they can be good enough for God. The truth is that even if you try your best, you will still fall short of being good enough for God.
The good news is it doesn’t matter. Your goodness has nothing to do with God’s love for you. This promise reminds you that you are saved, not because of your good deeds but because God is merciful.
Mercy is not getting what you deserve. You don’t deserve to be a child of God. You don’t deserve to be loved by God. You deserve separation from God for eternity, but God’s mercy reaches beyond what you deserve and loves you anyway.
As a result of His mercy, two things have happened to you.
First, you have been reborn. The Bible says you were born into sin. Your very nature was in rebellion with God. But through faith in Christ, you are reborn as a child of God. Your sin is forgiven, and in Christ, you were born again.
Second, you are made new. The Holy Spirit is renewing your mind and your heart. Your very nature is being changed into the likeness of Christ. God is renewing your mind through His Word and making you more and more like Jesus.
Salvation is not about what you have done or what you deserve. It is about what Christ has done and how He is working in you.
Look at that verse one more time.
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. – Titus 3:5
Confess this with me.
- I can never be good enough for God.
- God pours His mercy on me.
- Because of God’s mercy, I am loved.
- Through faith, I have been reborn in Christ.
- Jesus is renewing my mind and heart to be like Him.
In Jesus’ Name,
You can never be good enough for God. Thankfully, because of His mercy, He loves you. You are a new person in Christ. The Holy Spirit is renewing your heart and mind to be like Jesus.
No matter where you look, bad news fills our screens. The economy, global tensions, and violence can fill our hearts with fear. With everything happening in our world, your friends need encouraging teaching from God’s Word. The Daily Promise will help build their faith and trust in the Lord. If The Daily Promise is a blessing to you, take a moment and share it with your friends and family. Everyone can use a positive word from God’s Word.
How have you experienced God’s mercy? (Share your story in the comment section below)