“For I have no pleasure in the death of any one, says the Lord GOD; so turn, and live.”
1 Peter 3:8,9
“But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
“Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God”
We should never forget that our God is a loving God. He has created not only everyone that is on this earth right now but also everyone who has ever existed from the beginning of time. I chose three scriptures (three of many) this morning to show that in both the Old Testament and the New Testament God speaks to us today, through the Bible. He is asking us to examine our lives and turn to Him because he wants us to live with Him. He has seen generation come and generation go and many of His children through the ages did not want anything to do with Him. But His scriptures are for us to take in and learn that He wants us to live with Him, but it is our choice to do so. May we not forget how we have been saved by the love our heavenly Father has for us through the great gift of His Son and the hope we have in him. May we take His words to heart and turn to our Father.